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What am I looking at?


Trying to learn what I am looking at in wireshark. Clicked statistics and the endpoints after a capture. Under the Ethernet 10, the first node is listed as Dell_70:4b:cf. This confused me as I own nothing I am aware of that was manufactured by Dell. Does this represent equipment? Or something else?

asked 02 Mar '12, 13:46

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It's the network adapter. The first three bytes of the MAC address are the Organizational Unit Identifier (OUI) and identify the manufacturer of the network adapter. You have MAC address name resolution turned on, so Wireshark is translating the OUI to a friendly name. That device may not be a Dell computer, but it has a Dell NIC.

answered 02 Mar '12, 15:17

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Jim Aragon
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