Get Hostname name from MAC Address of any PC on network

August 12, 2012 at 01:56:58
Specs: Windows 7, 2.5/6

Can any body tell me how to get the Computer name of any computer on the Network by using its MAC Address. I am really in need of it

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August 12, 2012 at 02:40:33
My understanding of MAC address is it is a hardware identifyer for the network card that bears no direct relation to the host name of the system it services. Knowing the MAC addrsss gives you nothing unless you have an existing database listing the MACs for each client machine in the network. Of course if you are trying to identify a particular user in a large environment the simplest way would be to block the MAC and see whose head pops up to query their loss of connectivity.

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August 12, 2012 at 03:47:08

ARM Devices the future. Windows have accepted the fact!

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August 12, 2012 at 04:28:20
Use the "arp" command to get the IP address, then "dnslookup" or similar to get the hostname. This relies on the reverse-DNS zone being properly set up.

Obviously this only works for hist on the same network as the computer making the query, but I guess you wouldn't know the MAC address if that were not the case.

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August 20, 2012 at 22:55:22
Use this Trogon MAC Scanner to get ip/mac addresses and computer names, workgroups etc of all LAN computers:

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August 21, 2012 at 07:30:01
Another option would be Wireshark


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