Read cable modem status through router?
June 29, 2014 1:24 PM Subscribe
Is there a wireless router that can tunnel http to 192.168.100.1 so I can read my cable modem's Signal and Log pages?
posted by morganw to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have three noisy downstream channels (SNR dB of 26 to 30) of 8 total in use on a Motorola Surfboard 6141 that I'd like to be able to monitor without having to connect a desktop directly to the cable modem. I can share my internet connection to other clients from the desktop, but it wastes energy and is a security risk. I'm monitoring to see if lower SNRs (and increasing Total Uncorrectable Codewords counts) correspond with poor internet connectivity. (they seem to)
Even better would be some way to periodically save the signal-to-noise values. Comcast's coming Tuesday to inspect the drop and outside wiring, but it's always nice to have a definitive answer when the connection's acting up even if this immediate problem is resolved.
I'm open to using OpenWRT or DDWRT, but I'm hoping to avoid learning too much about this. I have the ability, but not the time. I can write a screen-scraper in Python to grab SNR values, but I don't want to.
Incidentally, 5 of the channels never have this problem, but there's no configuration option to reduce channel bonding to only use 1 or 2 or 4 channels that I can find.
Model Name: SB6141
Vendor Name: Motorola
Firmware Name: SB_KOMODO-220.127.116.11-SCM00-NOSH
Boot Version: PSPU-Boot(25CLK) 18.104.22.168m3
Hardware Version: 7.0