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Identifying IP Address For iDirect Modem

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Mar 25th, 2009 at 3:33am  
Hi all,

I have an iDirect 3000 series router.
It came from another installer. How can i identify the IP address on it for me to log on to it and make configuration changes?

Best regards,

Francis
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Reply #1 - Mar 25th, 2009 at 5:09am  
I usually take a laptop that has wireshark installed on it and plug it directly in to the modem's lan port.  Start a wireshark capture and then reboot the modem by disconnecting the power.  When the modem boots up it should broadcast some traffic and give you it's currently configured IP.
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Reply #2 - Mar 25th, 2009 at 8:31am  
Or run iSite and if it has a working Ethernet port it should be auto discovered. If however the options file is incorrect then the Ethernet port will not come up.

A far simpler solution is to console in with a console cable and watch the boot process.
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Reply #3 - Mar 25th, 2009 at 11:20am  
Hi dot,

What kind of cable is it the console cable? Is it like for Cisco routers?

Francis
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Reply #4 - Mar 25th, 2009 at 1:19pm  
Yes, eaxctly the same as used for Cisco. I have one of those light blue ones.
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Reply #5 - Mar 25th, 2009 at 10:08pm  
Hi dot,

Thanks for your input.
I have connected the console cable and got a lot of scrolling text on my screen. I had to wait for it to finish scrolling and see what the first lines look like:

DRAM Test       ................                               
DRAM Test Successful                   
+Ethernet eth0: MAC address 00:60:43:00:00:00                                             
IP: 192.168.0.1/255.255.255.0, Gateway: 192.168.0.2                                                   
Default server: 192.168.0.2 

I assumed that the above is the IP address but still could not login either using iSite or telnet session.
However, i phoned the previous owner and they gave the preconfigured ip address as 41.209.2.97, net mask 255.255.255.248. Why was i not able to see this preconfigured ip address at boot time with my console cable? How can one reset the modem to factory defaults?
I must say i have found Wireshark to be useful too. Before calling the previous owner of the modem i was able to establish the ip address. The only thing is how does one over ride the password?

Thanks for your postings.

Francis
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Reply #6 - Mar 26th, 2009 at 3:56am  
If you can console into the modem you can obtain the IP address from the unit.

using the command: 'laninfo' at the idirect prompt.
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Reply #7 - Apr 12th, 2009 at 7:05pm  
What u want isnt really a problem,just console into the modem via hypertherminal and start with the >

username - root
password - idirect

Then u enter the next stage
type - telnet 0 nd enter
It will take u to anoda stage of logon

username- admin
password- ISP specific,but has the default most times P@55w0rd!

Wen u get past here u then type "laninfo" and u wil surely get the ip address of ur idirect box
Lemme know wen ure tru
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