cable modem firmware upgrade

Rob Seastrom rs at
Fri Jan 30 11:48:38 UTC 2015

"Paul Stewart" <paul at> writes:

> That has been my experience as well (only from the RF side) and I would
> believe this was a design choice.   The ISP usually wants to keep control
> over the firmware versions of the CM for various technical/support reasons
> versus having consumers mess with the firmware.

15 years ago, in certain circles it was well-understood how to load
one's own (possibly patched) software from the Ethernet side on the
old LanCity (pre-DOCSIS) cablemodems.

You can imagine what kind of hilarity ensued.


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