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How do find client machines that are plugged into managed switches ?

Posted on 2009-07-13
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Hello,

I have a bunch of managed switches on my network. I can see from my management software that a bunch of the client machines on my network have auto negotiated at less than ideal speed/duplex. my question is how do i go about tracking down these machines ? i can identify the port on the switch but how do i then map that to a machine on my network ??   any help would be greatly appreciated !!
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by:amichaell
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You should be able to determine the MAC address of the node attached to a particular port on your switch.  From there perhaps an IP scan (Angry IP) of your network to match IPs with MACs?  Just one thought.  Perhaps not the most efficient, though.
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KETTANEH earned 500 total points
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if the switches have a GUI .. it will be a very easy job .. use the MAC address to find that machine.
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by:chaz21
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thank you for the responses i will try out both these tactics and report back
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by:chaz21
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thanks for the input this helped me track down those machines !
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