I am writing a management software that would provide some basic info about the device, monitor some preconfigured variables etc. I was under the impression that detecting a device model would be as easy as doing an snmp query of a correct oid (entPhysicalModelName). Everything worked great for all of my cats: 2900, 3500, 2950, 3750 series, it worked great for 1760, 2801, 3745, 3825 routers. But when it came down to 7200 and 3600 series it was unable to detect the model. Doing an snmpget on entPhysicalModelName for 7200 returned an empty string, doing an snmpawlk on ..184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 also gave no results. Ok, lets try entPhysicalName, still nothing, and finally entPhysicalDescr gave some usable results. With aironet APs even more trouble entPhysicalModelName.1 is set but all I can see there is garbage ? entPhysicalName is set correctly tough. The real question here is there an esay way (the one that would work for all cisco gear, well IOS based at least) to discover the device model using snmp ?