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how to find out the CHIP-ID of the onboard network card ?

'chris'
Super Advisor

how to find out the CHIP-ID of the onboard network card ?

hi

how to find out the CHIP-ID of the onboard network card ?

regards
chris
6 REPLIES
Antoniov.
Honored Contributor

Re: how to find out the CHIP-ID of the onboard network card ?

Hi Chris,
What's chip-id?
I guess you need the MAC (Medium Address Code) that's the 6 double hex digiti in format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx.
If you search for MAC there is no unique way to read it.
At prompt level you can type follows commands:
ping
arp -a
In this way you could see IP address and physycal address.

Antonio Vigliotti
Antonio Maria Vigliotti
Manuel Wolfshant
Trusted Contributor

Re: how to find out the CHIP-ID of the onboard network card ?

Try using the command lspci, eventually in verbose mode (lspci -v)


BTW: to find out the MAC of the own network card, one should use ifconfig or ip link list (or ip address list) not arp, neither ping.
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: how to find out the CHIP-ID of the onboard network card ?

I mean as CHIP ID the chip (hardware)
Fernando D. Flores
Frequent Advisor

Re: how to find out the CHIP-ID of the onboard network card ?

if you are asking about the manufactor of the nic card you can check the fcc id number on the web it will show who made the card. If you are talking about the chip set
of the card it is stamped on the main chip.
If you are looking for drivers you will need to know who made the nic card and model.
Most manufactors have drivers on thier web sites. There are some cards out there that are no longer made and not supported by any OS the compaines that made are no longer in the business.
keep it simple
Antoniov.
Honored Contributor

Re: how to find out the CHIP-ID of the onboard network card ?

Manuel,
ifconfig works only in unix/linux environment; in windows 9x need run winipcfg while in windows 2k/xp ipconfig. However this tell you only local MAC. Use of ping + arp give you knowledge of MACs in other nodes over network.
Remember arp is protocol for assign MAC to IP (see arp -a).

Chris,
I can't understand your requirement. If you need know manufacturer you can open the chassis of computer; otherwise you can read MAC address and discover manufacturer looking at ieee web site (ieee means Institute for Elettrical and Elettronics Engineers):
http://standards.ieee.org/regauth/oui/oui.txt

Antonio Vigliotti
Antonio Maria Vigliotti
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: how to find out the CHIP-ID of the onboard network card ?

sorry for mistakes !
I would like to know the manufacturer and chip name.

greetings
chris