Q: How can one check Cisco parts for a valid serial # ?

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Voitec, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. Voitec

    Voitec Guest


    Apparently there are some fake Cisco parts being manufactured in China for
    example. How can I determine if the part I'd like to buy (let's say on eBay)
    has a valid Cisco serial number? I've heard of a serial number tool (SNIF)
    on Cisco.com somewhere but am not sure where to find it. Is this available
    to people without a valid Cisco Service Contract Centre login?

    Voitec, Apr 21, 2005
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  2. What makes you think that a counterfeiter won't fake/duplicate serial
    numbers as well?

    Buying from eBay is inherently risky. The only way to be sure of
    authentic/working parts is to use an authorized Cisco reseller.
    Phillip Remaker, Apr 21, 2005
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