Sunday, October 22, 2006

Telnet to your modem

I use BSNL's connection with what they call a Type II modem - basically a wireless enabled modem - I have a Huawei WA1003A modem which runs Linux.

To login to your modem is pretty simple you do a


Connected to (
Escape character is '^]'.

BusyBox on (none) login: root

Type in the password that you use to login to the web interface (you use admin as the username there).

And there! you have a terminal to your modem.

You can many commands on the terminal - To know a list of commands - type in the following on the terminal


Explore things - For example - you can see the pppd connection which is what connects you to the internet as well as the thttpd server which is a tiny webserver.

Maybe you can discover a few tricks as well :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WA1003 is not a modem. It is a router. You may want to correct that.