Take this as a theoretical situation.
Okay well you are connected to a network that is connected to the internet, this is a wired connection. You can get the ip address of the gateway/modem that you are connected to. You do not know the modem username and password, and you need that to be able to get the networks connection password so other computers can be connected. That you need to connect to the network.
You can also work out what brand the modem (but not model) is by going to its gateway page which then prompts you with the username password to mess around with the settings.
You don't have access to the modem, so there is no prospect of resetting it. You can not install software on the computer you have network access with, but you can onto a usb or hdd or cd etc. You can also run a live distro of any form off a usb or cd. You also can't download anything to use. You can only bring programs installed on your usb/hdd/cd the next day if needed.
Now how do you get the modem username and password?
Recently came across a problem like this and wasn't able to get in via the defaults so was wondering if there is password cracker of some sort that would actually work...
Thanks for any replies, Powermaniac.
Edited by Powermaniac7, 28 March 2012 - 01:34 AM.