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  1. #1
    Untanglit
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    Default Identify NIC without opening box?

    Is this possible? I've got a small box crammed into a tight location and I need to identify the NICs. Not looking forward to dismantling.

    Thanks!

    Frank

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    mdh
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    Assuming Untangle is installed, if you go into CONFIG->NETWORKING and click on the NIC's MAC address, it should pop up a window with some info about it. If the vendor has a bunch of permutations of the same nic (model/rev/sub-rev), there may be a degree of vagueness.

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    If Untangle is not installed, try a modern Linux boot CD.

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    if you can install lshw on the box, it's great for querying info about hardware.

    it-lenny:~# lshw -c network
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 9
    bus info: pci@0000:02:09.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 02
    serial: 00:1a:a0:08:67:08
    size: 100MB/s
    capacity: 100MB/s
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=1.01 duplex=full ip=192.168.0.205 latency=64 link=yes module=b44 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
    Manufacturer, model, device name, module being used.. pretty complete info.

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