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    softiskyposted 5 years ago

    how can i unlock my starcomms USB modem?

    1. RedmanBrendan profile image60
      RedmanBrendanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Unlock it? Do you mean you're trying to uncap the modem or are you trying to edit the firmware and passworded yourself out?

      If you're trying to uncap the modem, I honestly wouldn't bother, USB limits out at about 4 megabits per second which you'll reach easily without uncapping it. The reason it limits out like this is because the bus speed, which is gonna limit you pretty severely hmm

      This is at least my experience with the USB1/2 modems, I don't know if there are any USB 3 modems, but I doubt they would be any faster.

    2. skear profile image91
      skearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with Redman, USB is so slow I would first switch to Ethernet before considering anything else.  Having said that I'm not aware of any hacks for the starcomm, not saying its impossible though.

      The Motorola surfboard is the most widely hacked modem.  There are a few others that can be easily modified such as webstar for example. 

      www.sbhacker.net is the most popular resource on the net for such topics.