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Firmware / Re: To Find RX TX for Firmware Download
« on: February 10, 2017, 06:14:41 am »
Blurry photos aren't helping  ;D

What you'll need to do is lookup the datasheet for the chipset used (looks like a Hixxx device, so Hisilicon), and see what pins are the rx /tx for the chip, then trace those on the board to see if there are access points.

Looks like the bottom 5 pins are likely ones (from the IMG_1900), but you'll need to buzz out to check.

General Discussion / Re: how to open hexbin convertor hexbin.c
« on: December 01, 2016, 10:59:30 pm »
if its called hexbin.c it should be a c file.
Open with a plain text editor.

If you want to run it, you'll need to compile it first.
something like:

gcc hexbin.c -o hexbin

(on the linux box).

Windows 10 I think has some linux subpinnings now, so gcc or a similar compiler could be used.

Hacking & Modding / Re: Firmware and SSH for F-Series camera
« on: November 11, 2016, 09:08:37 am »
Use nmap to find the ip address of the camera to see what open ports there are.
Unlikely that ssh will be enabled out of the box though, or telnet.

You'll need to find an existing firmware for the box, unpack and look at the filesystem to see what the user accounts are, and see if you can work out any logins.

I've detailed work on that in the past, look through the forum for my old posts on decrypting/unpacking firmware.

You're probably on your own though, unless its a popular camera, and someone else has also done it.

The neknek page references my own blog... hehe.

General Discussion / DVR vulnerabilities
« on: March 24, 2016, 05:48:38 am »
Good writeup on common DVR vulnerability here -

Similar methods can be used on some of the newer Hi Silicon chipset ipcam's.

Site Announcements / Re: Member pruning
« on: January 20, 2016, 03:02:09 pm »
Deleted some of the advertising spam.

Site Announcements / Re: Member pruning
« on: October 31, 2015, 12:57:06 am »
Deleted some spam, as the General forum had a spate of it over the last few days.
If you see some, do tag it for moderator action!

Site Announcements / Re: Member pruning
« on: December 24, 2014, 07:36:12 pm »
Tis the season for spammers I guess.

Deleted a couple more of the buggers.

Happy Xmas everyone!

Site Announcements / Re: Member pruning
« on: June 08, 2014, 03:49:01 pm »
Did some more member pruning, as lots of spammer registrations in there.

If you haven't posted anything, or have never logged on, then your user account has been purged.
Apologies to actual users!


Site Announcements / Forum software updated
« on: March 01, 2014, 09:59:24 pm »
Updated SMF (forum software) to latest version.

Site Announcements / Member pruning
« on: May 30, 2013, 11:19:23 am »
As quite a few of the members in the forum were obvious spammer signups, I've pruned all users that haven't posted anything or haven't visited the forum.

Apologies if I've inadvertently deleted any user accounts, but please do post if you want to avoid that in future.
I wish I didn't have to do this, but you'll have to blame all the spammers  >:(

Site Announcements / Re: How do you log in to the wiki?
« on: May 30, 2013, 11:17:36 am »
Due to spam issues, its setup for manual user addition, PM if you need access.

uCLinux / Re: N745 USB Flash
« on: April 06, 2013, 07:22:07 am »
Sure it does, the wifi is connected via usb.

Hacking & Modding / Site FTP Access for contributors
« on: January 16, 2013, 07:23:58 pm »
We will enable FTP accounts for forum members who want to share development files with the community.  All uploads are served from our server, and public direct linking is allowed.  So, no more crappy file sharing sites  ;D

Files should be related to development on the devices. Examples would include firmwares, binaries, images, device applications and external tools.

Files should be compressed where possible, we prefer 7z for file compression due to it being open, being easily available, and having very good compression ratios.

We do not allow the upload of copyright protected, pornographic, offensive, or otherwise illegal material.

Uploaded files will be available under{FTP username}/

Requesting an account
To request an account, send an email to support @  Please use your forum email account when requesting an account.  In your email, please describe the sort of files you wish to upload and share from the FTP server.

Inappropriate content
If you see any files on the file server that are inappropriate, please send an email to support @ with the relevant URL to the content.

If you are having any issues with your FTP account, please contact support @

(any resemblance to this idea, the text and the text I saw on another dev forum is purely coincidental, honest   ::) )

General Discussion / Re: Resetting EasyN F1-608A-M091
« on: January 14, 2013, 11:31:29 am »
If you want it in the file section, mail it to me, I don't really have easy access to the file sharing sites, as its a bit painful from the mainland for 99% of them - they're either blocked, or download speeds are sucky - eg bytes per minute, then timeout.

My Email address is in top right menu, or PM me.

Site Announcements / Google - do no evil?
« on: January 05, 2013, 10:35:30 pm »
Although this is from a while ago, it still annoys me -

Google accused us of being evil pirates, and distributing copyrighted material. (see bottom of this post for details from their mail).  As far as I can see, this is mostly due to a sendspace link on the page in question, which links to a firmware file for the camera's.

Despite attempts to contact google, to resolve this, its still unsolved.

We are in contact with many manufacturers of camera's and firmware, and they're more bemused by me "wasting my time" on this, than otherwise.  We have permission to host firmware and other related materials, as it offloads some of the support issues they see onto others.  So much so, that some of them have actually started referring people to our forums for assistance.

This isn't an isolated case either, there are a number of others that have experienced the same sillyness, and lack of care in the robot pasted autoreplies that show that no-one actually bothered to check when I complained.

Another incident here -



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