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19-Jan-2009, 03:52 PM #1
How to find the IP address of a device?
I've got a device that has an IP address, but I don't know what the IP is... or even the subnet! Any software out there that can magically search through and find it?
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19-Jan-2009, 05:19 PM #2
Well, if it's on a different subnet, you won't be able to see it at all with any scanner!

I use SuperScan, but you at least have to know the subnet you want to scan.

Can you share the make/model of this "device" with us?
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19-Jan-2009, 07:05 PM #3
Logging into the router with the default gateway might list all of the networked devices.
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19-Jan-2009, 08:37 PM #4
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Logging into the router with the default gateway might list all of the networked devices.
That's only if the device uses DHCP and has asked for an address.
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20-Jan-2009, 09:19 PM #5
It's an APC power switch. I don't have the model here, but can post it tomorrow. We have two others and they've been great, but this latest one is a PITA.
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20-Jan-2009, 09:55 PM #6
Well you can use a fluke (something like the nettool) to get the IP information of the device if you have one handy. Most of the APC items have a serial port you can connect to and then reset any of the IP information you need. This device doesn't?
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21-Jan-2009, 11:50 AM #7
Maybe it's just broken?
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21-Jan-2009, 11:56 AM #8
Most managed switches come with software that will discover the device on the network. If the software can't find it perhpas it is indeed broken.
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21-Jan-2009, 02:06 PM #9
It's not a managed switch per se, but an 8-outlet power strip that can be controlled remotely. No software came with it, and I don't believe any is available. I'll have to find a computer that still has a serial port (or a USB-Serial adapter) and see if I can fight it that way.
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21-Jan-2009, 03:20 PM #10
Does it have a serial port? What's the exact model?
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21-Jan-2009, 04:51 PM #11
I am not sure this is the right manual: http://www.apcmedia.com/salestools/A...6KAM_R0_EN.pdf
If I guessed the right manual, it discusses how to access the switch using a serial port.
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21-Jan-2009, 06:05 PM #12
From that manual, it appears you need to use their configuration software to find it, or you can use the serial port. It's somewhat of an odd duck, but it kinda' makes sense after reading it a couple of times.

Page 9 seems to indicate you have to configure it before you'll find it.
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24-Jan-2009, 01:48 PM #13
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Page 9 seems to indicate you have to configure it before you'll find it.
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24-Jan-2009, 02:06 PM #14
What sense does that make in this topic??
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