Identifying a NIC by its MAC Address or FCC ID
Last Updated: Fri, 22 Apr 2011 > Related Articles
Use this information to help you find information about your NIC.
|Need to find the manufacturer of the NIC|
Look for any manufacturer's logos or product names printed on the NIC.
The MAC address is a 12-digit long code containing numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. Using the first six digits of this code, you can find the manufacturer of the NIC.
A complete list of manufacturers and the MAC address they use can be found at http://standards.ieee.org/regauth/oui/oui.txt
|Know the manufacturer of the NIC, but not the model number|
You can use the FCC ID to find both the manufacturer and model number of the NIC. The first three digits of this code identify the manufacturer of the NIC and the rest of the code identifies the model number.
A searchable database of FCC ID codes can be found at http://www.fcc.gov/oet/ea/fccid/