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Find Switch IP Address

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Hello,

I am inheriting a network that has a Juniper EX4200 switch. No one knows the IP address of the device. How can i find it without doing a console to it?
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Question by:Cobra25
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Gareth Gudger earned 500 total points
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If you can't console to it, then you will likely need some sort of IP scanner that can scan the subnet and give you an idea of what hardware is responding.

I use Total Network Inventory a lot. They have a trial out there.
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by:Infamus
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Is this a flat network?   Meaning only one subnet?

I would run a IP scanner and see if it will pick up the IP and the device.

You can use angry IP scanner or softperfect network scanner.
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by:Cobra25
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Yes just 1 subnet.

Let me try scanning.
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by:Dragon911
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You can verify it's the switch by checking out the MAC address in the scanner (using angry IP)
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by:gheist
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You can search for CDP packets in 5 minutes of traffic dump on idle port using network monitor or wireshark
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