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Where is connected this IP device

By rvrxaa ·
On an enthernet LAN is there a Win98 or Win2000 tools or tips (like tracert or N) to know on wich switch/hub identified with dedicated ip address is connected.

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by lrund In reply to Where is connected this I ...

Simple, get the mac address from the IPCONFIG /ALL command from WIN2K or the WINIPCFG command from windows 98. For devices that you have no access to, use a sniffer to obtain the mac address. Once you have the mac address you can look in the switch/hub logs to find which port the device is connected.

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by rvrxaa In reply to Where is connected this I ...

too many hubs and switchs to check in too many buildingd and the IP device can move (laptop in conference room). I am expecting a tools to know on witch swicth is connected the ip device (like : sending a ping an getting the ip address of the switch fromwhere the ip packet go into to reach the device).

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by timwalsh In reply to Where is connected this I ...

There is no such tool.

Switches/hubs do not have IP addresses. If you have the MAC addresses of all your switches/ hubs, the MAC address of the target computer, and have packet sniffing software, you can MAYBE determine which paths the packetsare traversing through your network.

Using ARP (preferable on your server), you can determine the MAC address for a specific IP address.

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by rvrxaa In reply to Where is connected this I ...

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A tool like Fluke's network discovery may help you narrow it down to a swith but not a hub. You will also need visio to view the charts.

Check out their site and products, you may find what you need there.
http://www.flukenetworks.com/us/default.htm

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by Cactus Pete In reply to Where is connected this I ...

NetBoy might be a tool you'd be interested in. If you have newer switches, they will have the information you need.

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