"unlockin" cable

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dArK_CyAnIdE, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. dArK_CyAnIdE

    dArK_CyAnIdE Guest

    is there a way to "unlock " a ridiculous upload speed????
    my videotron cable modem is locked @ 15k!!!!

    plz HELP :confused: :confused: :confused:
  2. MiseryQ

    MiseryQ Guest

    From what I've read No...

    While you could theoreticall make the changes there still limited by the Ip and the "tweaks" needed to do it would require a reboot, which would reset the settings anyway... something like that...

  3. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    Sorry, upload caps are controlled at the cable company's head end servers. You can't uncap cable modem

  4. MiseryQ

    MiseryQ Guest

    That's what I meant to say...

    You sure do be doing some good talkin there JJB6486...

    What does that mean?!?

    I just got the idea for a new thread...
  5. Lactic.Acid

    Lactic.Acid Guest

    Cable modem upload speed is capped at 128 Kbps, which means you can not upload faster than that. That speed is capped at the cable company, which means it is not capped in your cable modem next to your computer, it is capped at the other end of the line.
  6. insaNity

    insaNity Guest

    Note that any software claiming to uncap your speed is probably a trojan horse or virus.
  7. insaNity

    insaNity Guest

    It seems I lied. Check out the front-page article:

  8. evilhomer

    evilhomer Guest

    it's legit

    the expliot was first posted on bugtrac, which very carefully screens for only valid exploits and I've since read about it on zdnet and other newsworthy sites (not that this one isn't :)
  9. narwing

    narwing Guest

    not true...cable modems can be uncaped...its ismple process just patience needed.im uncaped...andd i can upload more than 128kb..all these sites that say it cant be dnt IT CAN...check out www.surfboardhack.com ...good luck :)www.surfboardhack.com
  10. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    Cable modems can be uncapped...and when your provider sees that your config does not match theirs your service will be terminated.

    You can only uncap 3com sharkfin's and Motorola Surfboards.
  11. Phogoff

    Phogoff Guest

    Blah, Blah, Blah

    I always browse here, but never post... until now :)

    It works, and you don't always get caught( I know many running this hack, and NONE have been caught).

    Please note: The front page of www.surfboardhack.com has a list at the bottom of the page going over each isp and whether or not they check. Check out what it says about your isp and take it from there.

    Dont be a wussy... If for some reason they do catch you just
    PLAY DUMB!!! Seriously... "I don't know what you're talking about", and when they check your modem just say "My damn cousin must've messed with it or something... could you please fix it for me?" They arent gonna can you if they don't think you did anything.

    Just dont be a jerk and uncap to 1.5 or anything... the bandwidth is shared after all. If you uncap your ul to 384 nobody is gonna notice, in fact 99% of the other users prob only surf the net and check e-mails anyways.
  12. pkmonk

    pkmonk Guest

    does this work for a Toshiba cable modem with Road Runner service in NYC?
  13. pkmonk

    pkmonk Guest

    uhh, is it me or surfboardhack.com is down? if this is permanent, then does anyone have a cached version?:confused:
  14. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    Re: Blah, Blah, Blah

    This is the most assinine comment i've ever seen. You just encouraged people to not be a wussy and break the law then play dumb about it. IT IS THEFT OF SERVICE..A CRIMINAL OFFENSE. Playing dumb does not stop them from banning your account etc.. surfboardhack does not know what isp's scan and such until after people are banned. So if you wanna risk it fine...go ahead just remember when the modem poller does it's SNMP check and your config file don't match get ready to do some explaning

    And for the record playing dumb doesn't work..ATTBI, Comcast, and NTL have banned people no questions ask (and why would they ask questions, you were stealing from them)

    I'm not trying to be high and mighty, but don't lull people into some false sense that if your friends haven't been caught, that they won't be.

    And this only works on 3com, terayon, surfboard because they deviated from docsis spec
  15. slb33

    slb33 Guest

    Probably not a smart thing to do unless you have plenty of high speed isp's around your area.

    I know I wouldn't want to lose my high speed connection!
  16. Silva

    Silva Guest

    Well as an Admin for Charter...

    Everyone of my tech’s knows that if we find a HSD modem that has been hacked, you TDC the account (That’s “Total Disconnect”) no questions asked. I have even had an employee who uncapped their own modem… Was fired the next day.


    It’s cost related. See you may uncap your modem to say 5 megabit/sec. When you do that, we see a spike in our bandwidth usage. Trust me, we will notice there is a spike. I look at my graphs at least 10 times a day. Now, we are going to top out sooner, and need to buy bandwidth sooner. Yet… We have not added the customers to support the cost of the larger pipe…

    So for me it is a no brainer. Sure I loose your 39.95 a month (As low as 19.95 here for 128k) Cry me a river. I save my company 1000’s by canning your butt, and never looking back. Further, I don’t get the slow down from unexpectedly topping out…

    Sure, I’m a company man, and I would suggest to you not doing it. You only screw yourself in the end. Even if your not caught… Prices to the customer WILL go up as a result, due to the increased bandwidth usage, with no increase in income.

    Last thing. Bandwidth is not free to your ISP. It is a massive cost a year. We have redundant lines incase of an outage, which our customers love, and our accountants have ulcers over. So 20 uncapped modems on our system costs us double. Also, I hate to tell you, but companies are out to make a profit. And it benefits you for them to do so. Otherwise you would have NO high speed Internet at all. Fiber is expensive and all.

  17. insaNity

    insaNity Guest

    Noone has a good legitimate reason to uncap further anyway.
    This Broadband is overkill for almost everyone already.
  18. Lactic.Acid

    Lactic.Acid Guest

    Keep in mind this only works with Motorola Surfboards, which, at least with my ISP in my area, haven't been used since cable i-net was one-way. And "playing dumb" does NOT work with tech support folk. They KNOW what you did, and the only reason they might just say f*** it is if they don't want to go through the hassles of correcting what you did =)