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    command promt ipconfig /all

    I have entered ipconfig /all on my pc and just want to know which bit of information tells me the switch address. the network is there are about 30 computers connected to a switch, that switch is connected to a router that router is then connected to a server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anapp88 View Post
    which bit of information tells me the switch address
    Is the switch managed or unmanaged? Are you looking for its IP address or MAC address?

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    You'll need to use something like Nmap or Fing to find the switches IP/MAC address.



    I have a HP switch at home, so it's easy to find out it's IP address.
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    There is fundamentally nothing in ipconfig to tell you the IP address of the switch you are connected to, assuming the switch even has one, as this isn't relevant to the operation of the PC on the network.

    Having said that, as a practical matter it might possibly be the same as the PC's gateway.

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    What are you actualy trying to do?

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    it is for an assignment, it's my first one in networking and I am a little unsure if what I am doing is correct. I have to draw the network in packet tracer and label it with the ip addresses. packet tracer.GIF

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    Download a program called angry ip, it will scan your network and tell you every devices IP Address, MAC address etc.... If you can't identify the switch from that, turn everything off apart from your server and switch, then it just process of elimination.

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    Generally speaking, a Layer 2 switch doesn't have / use IP addresses as its Layer 2 (Data Link layer of the OSI Model - MAC Addresses are layer 2 addresses), If you have a managed Layer 2/3 switch then you can give it an IP but its not forced to be your Gateway, we have IP's on our Juniper switches as they are layer 3 and they have an IP so we can manage them, however the IP is only on the management interface and not on the switch itself.

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    If you have physical access to the switch and it is managed you could always connect to its management / console port and login to it and you will be able to find out all the info you need from there.

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    I guess it's the wording of the assignment that needs analysis first.

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