Archive for February, 2011

Disable hibernation on multiple Windows 2008 servers using Windows Powershell

By default hibernation is disabled on Windows 2008 server machines. However, a file called “hiberfil.sys” (equally sized to the amount of memory in the machine) is created in the root of the system volume. On a machine with 2GB of memory, this is not a big issue. However I discovered this on a VM with […]

Getting root on the Belkin Home Base

After we found the TX pin in previous blog post and can have a look at the console messages, we can continue to look for the RX pin. The RX pin is still unknown, but we couldn’t test for it, as serial logins are prohibited on the Home Base. Luckily the Home Base firmware files […]

Finding a serial console on the Belkin Home Base part 2

This blog post continues upon yesterday’s post. In this post we will attempt to find the two missing serial console pins (RX and TX). We will start with the TX (transmit) pin, this one is easy to detect, as most devices log their status during start-up. So, there are some high/low voltage bumps during start-up. […]

Finding a serial console on the Belkin Home Base

Most consumer devices have some way of debugging for the ease of development of the board (JTAG). Most routers, and other network devices have a serial console connection as well. I’m pretty sure this Belkin device also has one, in this blog post I will show you how I locate serial console ports on consumer […]

Opening the Belkin Home Base

Today I received a new gadget, the Belkin Home Base. It’s a wireless and wired network USB hub. After playing around a bit with (works just fine!) I decided to open it.. why? Just because I can :-) Opening this things was a piece of cake, just mind that there is a Torx T7 screw […]