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Ed Holzman
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I know that we have some tech savvy folks here that may have an answer for my dilemma. So here's the situation...I have a device that came out of the box configured for BOOTP and a co-worker has disabled the BOOTP and assigned a static IP address to the device. Said co-worker has been dismissed and is no longer a reliable source of information. The problem is, I have no idea what static IP address was assigned to the device and trial and error attempts using the "most likely" values have yielded zero results. There is no way to interface with this device except through the Ethernet port. Now, I do know the MAC address of the device, but not the IP address. Is there a non-brute force method that can be used to determine that IP address? Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Whoever runs your network switches should be able to find the IP based on the MAC address.

Or you can plug it into a PC with a crossover Ethernet cable and run wireshark. Usually the IP of the device will pop up pretty quick (to be fair, it's been a long time since I've done this, but I used to have to do it all the time with label printers).
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You could plug it into a stand alone switch and check the switch logs for activity.

BTW BOOTP is stupidly old tech, how old is the device?

Edit: Beaten to the punch since I had to actually lookup what BOOTP was. The crossover cable solution is good too. Connecting through a repeater hub might work as well.
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There are no switches, routers, or hubs. This is a really lo-tech device (it provides connectivity for an industrial motor starter). I have a cross-over cable and an old copy of Wireshark, so I will try that route and see what happens.
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