I was cleaning up my network today and was frustrated that I couldn’t enable bridge mode on my Telus Actiontec v1000h modem/router to put it into a modem-only state. The problem is that Telus changed the root/tech passwords on firmware 31.121L.13 and nobody knows what they are. My buddy Mike told me to try editing the webpage source and I’ll be damned it actually worked!
Basic Instructions (if you don’t want to watch the how-to video below): 1. Go to 192.168.1.254 (or whatever your gateway is) and log in to the admin/telus account. 2. Go to the Advanced Settings tab and open up WAN IP Addressing. 3. Open up your web browser’s developer tools (F12) 4. Search for <tr id=”id_rfc_1483_transparent_bridging” style=”display: none;”> 5. Change “display: none;” to “display: block;” 6. Select the now visible Transparent Bridging option on the page, then Apply 7. You’re done! You can see that the bridge is enabled on the Status tab under Connection Status > ISP Protocol.
I restored a Beaver 3800 Jointer and built a retractable caster mobile tool stand for it. I got the retractable caster idea from Carl Holmgren (see video). He is the retractable caster mobile tool stand master! I didn’t have any plans when I built it.
So I get a security alert at 3am, didn’t see it until 9am when I woke up. Turns out this guy busted into my garage through the ceiling!!
All jokes aside, I spent about 5 minutes editing the clip to include the Mission Impossible theme song. Wasn’t even planning on sharing it with more than a few friends. Thing went viral and hit the front page of Reddit!