Looking to hack your cable modem? First build your own console cable in seven easy steps
Go inside the device that makes Internet via cable possible and, along the way, discover the secrets of many popular cable modems, including products from Motorola, RCA, WebSTAR, D-Link. Start by building your own inexpensive RS-232-to-TTL converter aka console cable, which will allow you to communicate directly with the cable modem and do low-level operations like booting firmware or changing the MAC address. In this sample chapter from Hacking the Cable Modem: What Cable Companies Don't Want You to Know, step-by-step tutorials with easy to follow diagrams and photos guide you through the seven steps of building a console port from scratch.
Title: Hacking the Cable Modem: What Cable Companies Don't Want You to Know
Published: June 2006
Chapter: Chapter 17: Building a Console Cable
Published by No Starch Press