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How to Find NetGear Switches using Extreme Management Center?


As I roll out Network Access Control and 802.1X, I'm finding that when a device fails to authenticate via 802.1X, it's due to the device being connected to a NetGear switch, which then connects to my Extreme switch.

When I run a compass search with Layers 2 and 3 shown, I do not see any MAC address for a NetGear device (checked this against IEEE's list). It's obvious that there is a small home office switch there because I see multiple active IP addresses on the same port, but I have over 400 switches that I need to identify where there may be a SOHO switch.

Anyone know how to identify these devices via Extreme Management Center?

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Do the Netgear switches run LLDP or SNMP?
Dorian Perry wrote:

Do the Netgear switches run LLDP or SNMP?

Hi Dorian,

The switch that I do know about is a NetGear GS608 (https://www.netgear.com/support/product/GS608.aspx). I do not see anything on the product sheet regarding LLDP or SNMP. I would have to assume that other SOHO switches in the environment, that could or could not be out there, do not run either of those protocols.

Jared
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Dorian Perry wrote:

Do the Netgear switches run LLDP or SNMP?

Do the unmanaged switches run spanning tree or any other L2 or L3 control protocols?
You could take a wireshark capture directly connected to one and look for anything identifiable in the trace.

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