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How can i find a switch on my network

Posted on 2010-09-10
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
are there any sniffer programs that can locate my L2 switches on my network.
Question by:Jambo27
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Jaoibh earned 2000 total points
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if the switch has an IP address and your ip is in its access list
you can use this application to find it
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Expert Comment

ID: 33644640
If they are Cisco-switches (or HP) you can use CDP to trace them. Go into one switch and do "show cdp nei det" and you will see all switches connected to that switch. Then traverse your network by repeating this.


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ID: 33644642
I agree. 2 hours isn't particularly bad at all. Loading from uSB does make it quicker though, but not exceptionally so.


Author Closing Comment

ID: 33645000
great job thanks!

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