Make the lights of your NIC blink

By | January 13, 2009

If you work on a large network and you get sent to the server room to check out a certain network card, you might get lost in the multitude of network hardware. To find your certain NIC, SSH to the machine in question and do a

sudo ethtool -o eth0

The lights of the network card should start blinking repeatedly.

One thought on “Make the lights of your NIC blink

  1. ntec

    it should be (ethtool version 6):
    sudo ethtool -p eth0 [N]
    sudo ethtool –identify eht0 [N]
    you can set a timeout in seconds [N] after the device name


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