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Looking to hack your cable modem? First build your own console cable in seven easy steps

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Executive Summary

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
ISBN: 1593271018
Published: June 2006
Author: DerEngel
Chapter: Chapter 17: Building a Console Cable
Published by No Starch Press

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