What networking device information can I get from just my computer? (MAC's, existence, etc)
Posted on 2006-06-20
Let's say my setup looks like this:
(WindowsXP PC) <-->(Ethernet Card) <--> (Custom Router) <--> (Linksys Switch) <--> (Linksys Router) <--> (Cable Modem)
I'm wondering what information about each of those devices (MAC address, brand, that they exist, etc.) can be obtained from the Windows PC. Assume that I have no login/pword info for any of the routers.
"tracert" and "pathping" only give the lan ip of the router I'm directly connected to, if anything.
I've downloaded and installed ethereal, but I'm not sure what or where to look.
Basically, I want to know if it is possible to get any details about every device between myself and the internet. For example, could you sit down at the computer above and tell me the MAC number of the Linksys Router above? Could you tell that there even is a Linksys switch?