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Obtaining a MAC Address over Network

By esummers ·
I have recently come across a wonderful shareware utility called Netpeek. It allows me to type in the IP address of a computer on my network and obtain several details about the computer, including the MAC address. I don't mind the idea of plunking down the money for Netpeek, except that ninety percent of the time ALL I want is the MAC address.
My question is this: Is there just a basic utility I am unaware of that will return the MAC address of a remote computer on my network when given theIP address or computer name?

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Obtaining a MAC Address o ...

If you are on a Windows network, you can run GETMAC.EXE from the Resource Kit.
"GetMAC provides a quick method for obtaining the MAC (Ethernet) layer address and binding order for a computer running Windows 2000, locally or across a network. This can be useful when you want to enter the address into a sniffer, or if you need to know what protocols are currently in use on a computer."

And best of all, it is a free download also from Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/tools/existing/getmac-o.asp
(please remove any spaces)

hope this helps

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by esummers In reply to Obtaining a MAC Address o ...

Sorry, I should have stated in my question that we are on a Novell over Win98 network. Thanks anyway!

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by bohicam1 In reply to Obtaining a MAC Address o ...

Best way I found is to go to a command prompt, ping the IP address of the computer you wish to know the mac addy of, then, within a few seconds (you have less than two minutes) type arp -a
the ip address and mac address of all puters you have in your cache will be displayed.
Good luck!

Mike

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by esummers In reply to Obtaining a MAC Address o ...

Thanks--I KNEW there had to be a quick-n-diry way of checking it!

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by Jayanth In reply to Obtaining a MAC Address o ...

If it is only MAC address you want to gather regularly, then you can PING the m/c whose MAC id you need, and then give "arp -a" get its MAC. If you need some more info along with it,then LAN Guard Network Scanner should help you. I believe its a freeware too.

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