Monitoring Motorola Surfboard Modem

electron said:
There is no need to go to DSLreports.com to have any networking questions answered, considering the number of certified network engineers we have on this site, and to most people, the only "elementary level" parts of Networking 101 is knowing how to plug in a network cable. Knowing how IP routing works is a different (and much more complicated) issue which even many CCNA's have problems with, so I kind of see this as an insult, but hopefully that was not the case.
:huh: :eek: :blink: WOW!!! :huh: :eek: :blink:

electron, if you feel the need to re-iterate a subject that has been discussed IN-DEPTH many times on the Internet, by all means, please go ahead - you foot the bill, so you can do whatever you please. ;)

BUT, NO ONE is insulting anyone here! :eek:

electron said:
...Guy, a cable/dsl router usually has 2 modes of operation: Bridged and Router mode, which do exactly what you just described. Bridged mode turns the modem into a 'dumb' modem, where it just passes the traffic on (so the modem should be transparent to your network), while Router mode means the modem will take care of everything.
I've had a Cable Modem and Router for several years and *NEVER* needed to know about "Bridged and Router mode" - I just plugged them in and they worked.
  • To get Router Status, I type: 192.168.0.254 (I changed it from the default).
  • To get Modem Status, I type: 192.168.100.1
CocoonTech is a Home Automation site; DSLReports is an Broadband Internet Communications site. If I wanted to know how a Modem and/or a Router works regarding IP Addresses, there are well-prepared, extensive FAQs already in existence on DSLReports.Com discussing this. Sure, we could go through 1001 Questions here. But, I just OFFERED an alternate site for reference. :) How a Modem and/or Router differentiate PRIVATE vs PUBLIC IP Addresses is "elementary level" networking, readily available for reading at (a site like) DSLReports.Com

Now, I certainly wouldn't go asking X-10 questions over at DSLReports... ;)

electron, pardon me, but I feel you "jumped the gun" here with your statement: There is no need to go to DSLreports.com to have any networking questions answered, considering the number of certified network engineers we have on this site, and to most people, the only "elementary level" parts of Networking 101 is knowing how to plug in a network cable... ...so I kind of see this as an insult, but hopefully that was not the case. :)

:huh: :eek: :blink: OUCH!!! :huh: :eek: :blink:

I believe that the original direction of this thread was about getting the status from a modem and displaying it "somewhere". Then Patrick asked:
patsikes said:
So how do you talk to the modem? I have a Motorola SurfBoard modem and can't think of how you would do it? Talk to your external IP address on a certain port?
You and I were replying to Patrick simultaneously (I type SLOWER - just ask BSR ;) ) and I (naturally) feel that my answer is more complete and directed towards the novice. I recommended DSLReports.Com to Patrick.

When others began asking about "Modems, Routers, and IP Addresses", I recommended DSLReports.Com again, where documents are READILY AVAILBLE for reading on these subjects. No where did I insult anyone... :(
 
It's not because you never had to select router/bridged mode, that other people didn't have to. This is a common issue, especially with people who either have a business connection or want to run a complex network setup.

CocoonTech is more than Home Automation, it's dedicated to the integration of several technologies which improve the Cocooning experience (check the front page for the definition of cocooning), so this does include networking.

As for the response to Patrick, if that was the case, then why did you quote Wayne/Guy?

and I (naturally) feel that my answer is more complete and directed towards the novice
I answered his question with the exact information he needed, there was no need to send him to Google or DSLreports or confuse him with more information (IMO of course).

Of course there are so many FAQ's on DSLreports.com, but why force someone who isn't familiar with networking to read through all FAQ's just to find his answer while he can get the question answered here without too much effort?
 
Whoa...

So I tried hitting 192.168.100.1 and get a DNS error...

No stranger to networks either...I used to setup networks long ago for HP (100VG to boot) and I am also a Microsoft Certifed System Enginer...


My problem may be with my modem. I got it about 2 1/2 years ago so maybe it does not support this.

Anyway...have fun.
 
My modem is older than that, so age shouldn't be the issue here. Is the modem IP on the same subnet as your LAN? Can you ping the IP address through your router diagnostics interface?
 
The rest of my network is on 192.168.0.xxx subnet. My router is at 192.168.0.1.

I will have to try pinging 192.168.100.1 when I get home. Based on previous posters, we are thinking that the router will pass 192.168.100.1 back to the wan port and then the modem should answer?

Patrick
 
patsikes said:
The rest of my network is on 192.168.0.xxx subnet. My router is at 192.168.0.1.

I will have to try pinging 192.168.100.1 when I get home. Based on previous posters, we are thinking that the router will pass 192.168.100.1 back to the wan port and then the modem should answer?

Patrick
It should, but it could be that your router won't pass on the packets since they are non-routable, and should be blocked to begin with. There is also a possibility that your ISP reconfigured the modem, so you would have to call them or find someone on the DSLreports.com forum with the same modem in your area who knows how to access this modem.
 
Calling all Motorola Cable Modem/HomeSeer Users...

I have just finished the first part of my script and would like for you guys to test it for me. Since this is only the first part of the script it serves not practicle purpose at this time except to log the stats of you cable modem.

To run the script:

Put the script in your HomeSeer/Scripts Folder
Simply Create a event with a trigger of Manual
Add the Script to the event via the scripts tab
Right Click on the event and Click Execute
Check your HomeSeer Log

Once you have ran the script please report back the model number of you Motorola Modem.

If you recieve and error while running the script please Post the entire log from the beginning of the event to the end.

Logged Values:
-----------------------------
Downstream
Frequency(Hz)
Signal to Noise Ratio(dB)
Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM)
Network Access Control Object (NACO) [ON/OFF]
Power Level(dBmV)

Upstream
Channel ID
Frequency
Ranging Servis ID (RSID)
Symbol Rate(Msym/s)
Power Level(dBmV)

Log
Last Log Entry Date
Last Log Priority Code
Last Log Error Code
Last Log Message

Please Report Back..............
 

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