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Catalyst 2924-XL Switch - Newbie Question

I'm trying to teach myself how to manage and configure our Cisco switchs. I'm more familar with 3COM switchs. What I want to find out is how to determine the IP address of the PC/Printer attached to each port of our switchs. With the 3Com it's very easy. Can this be done on the 2924-XL? If so how? (Please provide detailed instruction. So far, the instructions provided by Cisco have been "Greek" to me.)

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Re: Catalyst 2924-XL Switch - Newbie Question

because the switch is a layer 2 device you cannot get the IP addresses of attached pcs/printers directly off of the switch. But you can get the mac address of the device by doing a "show mac fa0/X" where X is the port number. then i go to the router(assuming Cisco)

and do a "sh ip arp xxxx.xxxx.xxxx " where the x's are the MAC address of the device, and the router should return the IP address.

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Re: Catalyst 2924-XL Switch - Newbie Question

if the switch management interface is in the same vlan as the clients (by default) and if you want to find out which port a specific ip address device is connected, then ping from the switch and get the mac address and check using the mac-address table.

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