How to find physical location of network device
Posted on 2014-09-25
Surely this has been asked before. I have identified some devices on my network, they would be physically plugged in to our network. I need to find out where they are physically located. I use Spiceworks to inventory my network and all those it can identify, it tells me which switch they are connected to - which is great, but some devices cannot be identified, I get a host name and an IP address and from these, I can also get a MAC address (from DHCP server).
I know our switches show mac addresses (Netgear GS724T) but even though I found a MAC address I was trying to identify, it simply showed port l1 - which means nothing to me.
Has anyone got any other ideas?