Iam only going by what ive been told mate, my info comes from "Spectre" who is a moderator for the cable modem forum section, he's been at this type of stuff for years n years now and he reckons that there is no reason that the pin 11 mod shouldnt work, although he isnt positive about it, but certainly he says its worth giving a go.
Now, by no means do I doubt your word either mate, its a forum afterall and peoples opinions and advice are what its all about
What exactly again was your problem with the pin 11 mod, you couldnt get the modem to boot afterwards or summit ???
please give info in detail matey. (maybe even spectre would like to give his 2 pence worth).
give it a try mate, you have nuffin to lose, just be very very gental if you lift the pin as they can break very easy, just lift it enough and no more, or just dont lift the pin at all, just solder onto it.
use two pieces of wire, solder one onto pin 11, one onto the 3.3v and then just use them like a switch.
iam not sure how it works, i think you connect them (on) and change the mac etc, and then to get the modem to boot up you disconnect them, iam not sure though, maybe someone else can tell us
i just spoke to spectre and he said basically the pin11 mod works like the write protect on a floppy and im 99.9% its got to work if it has voltage going through it it cant be written to i belive i might be wrong but something along them lines like :Cheers:
i think its off to change the mac and after mac is changed it needs to stay on to block the firmware upgrade, if you have soldering iron out you may as well just connect the wire to the 3.3v pin as seen in the picture i posted, forget a battery, lol.
edit, i see what you says about spectre, i already mentioned what he said earlier in this thread mate, read back, lol.
aye i have a soldering iron out coz i was doing something earlier with it to a wifi antenna uhm yeah scrub the battery but i dunno if i wanna lift the pin or cut the track im a bit heavy handed.... and may end up carving it like a christmas turkey lol lol