On Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:45:58 -0700, miso <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>On 9/14/2012 4:39 PM, Jeff Liebermann wrote:
>> On Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:33:48 -0700, miso <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> For some reason, a direct search on the FCC ID doesn't work.
>> The FCC went through considerable effort to prevent anyone from
>> linking to specific FCC ID pages, or directly accessing a page without
>> the stupid legal disclaimer. It's been like that for about 2 years.
>No, I mean plugging in the product code doesn't work. I put in the first
>three as usual, then I tried a number of variations on entering the rest
>of the code.
>Caps or lower case made no difference. Per the FCC website:
>"The Product Code is the non-grantee code portion of the FCC ID. The
>Product Code may include hyphens and/or dashes (-). "
>A hyphen and a dash are different?
They're the same. However, you have to put in the code (in two parts)
EXACTLY the way it's scribbled on the serial number sticker. That
includes leading spaces, cryptic symbols, and indistinguishable zero
and "oh" letters. The trick I use is to only search for the grantee
code (the first 3 letters), and try to deduce the formatting for the
rest of the code by looking at the returns.
Many manufacturers have more than one grantee code. I go to the
grantee search page:
which shows FDI and ZJ5 as prefixes for Buffalo (of Japan).
>Thus the dash should be what you use. No difference with firefox or
>explorer. The way I found the product was to search all FDI products but
>with a date restriction since the router is relatively new. Then I
>eyeballed the proper code.
Yeah, you forgot the leading dash. The FCC ID on the serial number is
which transmogrifies into FCC search lingo as:
including the leading dash. I just tried it and it works.
Note that you may also run into a few ID's that have leading spaces.
Yes, you have to include the leading space in the Product Code.
Sigh. The FBI case management system and the FCC are the only search
engines that can't seem to handle regex and/or sub-strings.
Jeff Liebermann firstname.lastname@example.org
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