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By winxer ·
dear all

sometimes in our network we get an IP conflict with certain MAC add and the problem is we don't know how to get the IP assosiated with MAC add ,is there any utility that i can put an ip and it's gave me the mac address .

we using win2k server network

thanks in advance

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to how can I get mac address

Hi,

You dont actually get the conflict with the MAC address itself. MAC addresses are unique world wide. The problem you're seeing is that a machine with a static IP address tries to boot up on your network where there is already the same IP address allocated.

At that point, windows automatically detects that and disables the network card.

If you're on the machine that has the error, then you can be sure there is another machine out there with your IP address.

To work this out, use another IP address - a unique one on your network. Boot the machine do an...

arp -a xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

using the original IP address...
...to find the MAC address of the machine with the conflict. You already know its IP address at that point...
Cheers,
Tim.

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by isys In reply to how can I get mac address

Also, the first machine to start up gets the address. If you boot up the machine you know, when the other one boots up they will get the error message. That's in case you don't know the MAC address of each invividual machine.

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by chocotechstuff In reply to how can I get mac address

Hi MAC address is like a name of your networkstation or platform connected to your network. This MAC address have unique address. so I think this should not have conflict with others.

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by Ryoko In reply to how can I get mac address

I believe the first answer addressed your exact issue, however you also can get IP-mac mappings from your Servers DHCP program, and depending on the model possibly your switches. I used several 3com superstack switches to give me an entire mapping of ports, mac addresses, and ip's. I believe arp was mentioned already, so I won't go into it further.

Try IP address searcher, downloadable from download.cnet.com

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