Unable to download NIC card vendor file (OUI.TXT)

Started by rcollar

Unable to download NIC card vendor file (OUI.TXT)   10 September 2016, 05:48

I recently updated to V 6.1.9 using the installer on my Windows 10 system. Before I used the zipped version.
Since then I have been unable to scan when I check "Lookup network card vendor" as it asks me to download the MAC Address Database and then errors out 1/2 through with an error message "The download of the specified resource has failed".
I have tried copying an existing OUI.TXT file to the install directory and tried running the scanner as administrator. I have also de-installed and re-installed with no change.

What do I need to do to correct the issue?

Thanks for some great products. I have been using this for several years as well as your switch port mapper. They are both life savers.

RAC
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Re: Unable to download NIC card vendor file (OUI.TXT)   10 September 2016, 10:02

Thanks for your feedback. There's probably an issue with the Internet connection or a proxy server.

You can download the file here or here and place it under %APPDATA%\SoftPerfect Network Scanner.
St├ęphane WIERZBICKI

Re: Unable to download NIC card vendor file (OUI.TXT)   08 November 2016, 00:12

Hello,

FWIW OUI.txt cannot be downloaded neither from Network Scanner nor from direct links
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Re: Unable to download NIC card vendor file (OUI.TXT)   08 November 2016, 00:23

The IEEE link works for me. Perhaps in the next version of Network Scanner we'll move the file to our own server to avoid the dependency on third-party sites.

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