ID Number Search Engine
If you are trying to locate new software
drivers or the manufacturer for a piece of computer equipment,
you should first find the name of the manufacturer with the
search above then use your favorite Internet search engine
to locate the web site of the manufacturer. Please note that the
first three digits of the FCC ID Number are unique for each
manufacturer. If you cannot find their web site, try a software
driver web site.
Possible problems and solutions to the
message There are no records matching your query.
- Verify that you have the correct FCC ID.
- Verify that you have the FCC ID (Part 15)
and not the FCC Registration Number (Part 68) (see Definitions
- Remember... hyphens and dashes ARE
- Sometimes Ss and 5s, 0s
and Os, and 1s and Is, look alike.
- Search on only the first three characters
of the FCC ID which are unique for each grantee.
- If you try the database lookup and get this
error. Please try again in a few hours. Please don't send me
Firewalls and Proxy Servers
This problem typically applies to corporate
users. Dial-up users probably wont have problems associated with
firewalls and proxy servers.
If you are experiencing problems
accessing these servers, (e.g. Clicking on the search button never
returns information or the browser times out.) the problem may not
be at the FCC. Many firewalls are not setup correctly for
access to there system. For you to access these servers, either
your firewall must allow http traffic on port 8080, your firewall
must allow SSL traffic (https) on port 443, or you must setup your
browser to use a proxy server. If you are having problems
accessing these servers, first ask your computer help desk about
your firewall and proxy server configuration.
For example, the FCC has a
firewall which allows http traffic on port 80 and https traffic on
port 443. However, it doesn't allow http traffic on port 8080.
Therefore, if the proxy setting of a browser inside the FCC's
firewall is setup to use "Direct Connection to the
Internet," the browser could only access the alternate
servers using https on port 443 (SSL). If the browser is setup to
"Access the Internet Using a Proxy Server" (e.g.
internet:80) then the browser would be able to access all of these
servers without incident.
- This equipment authorization database
contains records for equipment which was either Certified,
Type Accepted, and/or Verified by the FCC.
- Because of rule changes over the years,
not all electronic equipment will have an authorization from
the FCC and thus it will NOT be in this database. In general,
if your equipment does NOT have an FCC ID number clearly
labeled on it, it will NOT be in this equipment authorization
database. In fact, the FCC would not have any record of it.
- The FCC ID is NOT related to the FCC
Registration Number under Part 68 Connection of Terminal
Equipment to the Telephone Network. However, you can determine
the manufacturer of Part 68 equipment from the first three or
four characters of the FCC Registration Number and this Part
68 address table (> 800 kB).
- Typical Labels
|Equipment displaying this label should be
in this database.
Declaration of Conformity
|Equipment displaying this label would
NOT be in this database. The FCC would NOT have any record
of this equipment. It is declared to comply with FCC
regulations by the manufacturer or importer.
|FCC Reg. #
|Equipment displaying this label would
only be in this database if it also has an FCC ID: label.
(e.g older modems) The FCC Registration Number itself
would never appear in this database. (See part 68 note
- The FCC ID consists of two elements, a
grantee code and an equipment product code. The FCC ID is
assigned for Equipment Authorization under various rules parts
including Parts 15, 90, 101...
- The Grantee Code is the first three
characters of the FCC ID and shall consist of Arabic numerals,
capital letters, or combination thereof. The Grantee Code is
assigned by the Commission permanently to a company for
authorization of all radio frequency equipment subject to
Certification, Type Acceptance and Notification.
- The Equipment Product Code (EPC) is
assigned by the applicant with a minimum of 1 character and
maximum of 14 characters and may consist only of capital
letters, Arabic numerals, and the hyphen or dash (-). It is
very common practice for applicants to assign the first digit
of the EPC as a hyphen (-). In such cases, it is necessary to
enter the hyphen (-) as the first character in the second box
of the search.
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by Mark Rode
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