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Thread: Why no vendor name for my router?

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    Default Why no vendor name for my router?

    I see about a dozen routers listed along with mine, but all of them list a "Vendor" name while my value for this field is blank. Any ideas as to why?

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    It would most likely be because the OUI (vendor) database inside of inSSIDer is over a year old.

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    I recently replaced my Actiontec with an updated model (same brand). inSSIDer shows about ten other Actiontecs in my neighborhood, which all display 'Actiontec Electronics' in the Vendor field.

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    The vendor is determined by the first 3 sections of the BSSID. Sometimes vendors run out of BSSIDs allocated to them, and have to get more, with a different first 3 sections. Your new one most likely uses a newer allocation.

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    I have a techie answer to this : IEEE organization has an OUI.TXT file, that is updated daily.
    http://standards.ieee.org/develop/regauth/oui/oui.txt ; it lists all MAC ADDRESS prefixes === example................
    00:21:7c:xx:xx:xx -----> "2-wire co."; NOW, what would be nice is for INSSIDER to do something along this line.
    have an "UPDATE OUI LIST" tool-task, or a startup option to get a newer list itself.
    Externalizing large data portions from a program is less disruptive and a better s/w technique. Hopefully my suggestions will be heard by some one. (instead of yearly updates!!)
    BUT remember , some "suppliers" may not hurry to get a new OUI-number. so be aware of blank-names. see http://standards.ieee.org/develop/re...ui/public.html for more on OUIs.
    for full details. They cost $2,000 / year - so why rush in???

    ORGANIZATIONALLY UNIQUE IDENTIFIER (OUI) OR 'COMPANY_ID'

    An OUI or 'company_id' is a 24-bit globally unique assigned number referenced by various standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssid21 View Post
    NOW, what would be nice is for INSSIDER to do something along this line.
    have an "UPDATE OUI LIST" tool-task, or a startup option to get a newer list itself.
    Externalizing large data portions from a program is less disruptive and a better s/w technique. Hopefully my suggestions will be heard by some one. (instead of yearly updates!!)
    Excellent suggestion...I've wanted to do this for a while, but it never makes it to the top of my "20%" list. Feel free to code it up and submit a pull request, we will definitely push out an update if someone submits this feature!

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