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Is it possible knowing which network switch and socket you're plugged in using network tools?

Is it possible knowing which network switch and socket you're plugged in using network tools?

I'm in a house, where my computer is possibly indirectly connected to a router via switches. There are lot of computers all over the house and it's very hard to trace my RJ45 to the right switch and socket. Anyone know any network tools that i can use to determine which socket i'm connected to?

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Guest [Entry]

"If your house has enterprise class switches/users with a management interface, the answer is yes - Log in and perform a few queries. I cannot give examples as it is very different depending on manufacturer / model.

If you do not have access to a management interface, it is impossible to know exactly where you are plugged into.

If you have just normal switches before a single router, there is simply no way to know.

If you have a few routers, you can go to Command Prompt / Terminal and type something such as ""Tracert www.google.com"" and you will see the amount of routers your connection passes through

For example, I have a few switches and only one router that I go through, typing tracert I see -

Tracing route to www.l.google.com []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 * * * Request timed out.
4 * * * Request timed out.

2, 3 and 4 are already outside of my network.

Even using this method, there is no way to know what port you are connected to, with standard unmanged switches."
Guest [Entry]

"please check this one, Managed Switch Port Mapping Tool

The Managed Switch Port Mapping tool
is designed to communicate with a
managed ethernet switch using
SNMPv1/v2c and map the physical port
connections to MAC and IP addresses of
the attached devices. The software is
designed for use on Microsoft Windows®
operating systems.

Demonstration video"