A few weeks ago I upgraded service from my ISP to include VOIP due to a current promotion they had running. The VOIP service required me to upgrade my modem to one with an RJ11 jack. I received a Scientific Atlanta DPC2203 as my new modem. One thing that frustrated me once I installed it was the fact that it was not allowing me to view all of the diagnostic information my previous one had. It kept showing me this page under all tabs:
So, after searching around on DSL Reports I found that you could actually change the view permissions pretty easily. Thought I would take the liberty of posting it here for others interested:
Navigate to http://192.168.100.1/_aslvl.asp 192.168.100.1 is the default for this modem. It could be different for others, but there wouldn’t be a reason your ISP would change this before giving it to you.
You will be prompted for login here. Type in the credentials listed below:
At this point you can change the access level to the highest from the drop down menu. After pressing Save you should receive an “update successful” page.
Just head back to http://192.168.100.1/ now and you should have full access to all menus. I found this quite helpful. Additionally, I found it interesting that I could now view all of the configuration file contents from my ISP by going to Advanced > Config and looking under the CM Configuration file. This is the file that is pushed to the modem from your ISP. Along with all of the SNMP, QOS, and TFTP information, it included the information regarding my bandwidth caps from the ISP. I assume you could change the configuration file, send it via tftp to your modem, and change the default tftp server so that it would redirect to your local tftp server for the edited configuration file versus the ISP’s. This, I believe would allow you to remove bandwidth caps your ISP puts in place for your connection. However, I didn’t even attempt this because I have no idea what measures my ISP puts in place to track that the speeds you are receiving do not match what you have listed on your account. I am satisfied with my ISP and don’t wish to get kicked off by editing the config. I suggest others who want to keep their service do the same and let sleeping dogs lie.
I’m going to work on setting up Freeswitch soon and found the information regarding my VOIP carrier quite useful, and should save me a call to my ISP to get those access addresses. Hopefully this is useful for others as well, thank for reading.