Solved How to find MAC address remotely

April 12, 2005 at 09:40:10
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Is there a way to find a clients MAC address without physically being at there computer?


Are company is currently finding a better means of managing a network enviroment for its clients. My question is instead of physically obtaining a clients MAC address onsite is there a command th


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April 14, 2005 at 14:37:02

Why not try one of the PSTOOLS (freeware from Sysinternals) PSEXEC \\computername thei will bring up a cmd window, & will be on the remote machine, then ipconfig /all

Crude, but works. Not tried, but probably can be scripted.




#1
April 12, 2005 at 09:53:45

net view at a command prompt.
Find the name of the machine you want.
nbtstat -a machinename at a command prompt.
MAC address will be at the bottom.


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April 12, 2005 at 11:17:29

That helped me find the MAC addresses of the clients that I'm connected to locally. Is there a way of using that command over a LAN/WAN?


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#3
April 12, 2005 at 13:31:25

If you can ping this host over the LAN/WAN, his MAC address will be cached in ARP table of your NIC for a while, so, from command prompt:

c:\ ping 1.2.3.4
after some echo replies from host 1.2.3.4

c:\arp -a
and you will see MAC address of 1.2.3.4


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#4
April 14, 2005 at 07:22:21

When I tried what you had suggested I do receive a Reply back from the Ping, but once I try try the arp -a command it just gives me 3 local IP's and their MAC addresses and not the one that I was looking for.


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April 14, 2005 at 14:37:02
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Why not try one of the PSTOOLS (freeware from Sysinternals) PSEXEC \\computername thei will bring up a cmd window, & will be on the remote machine, then ipconfig /all

Crude, but works. Not tried, but probably can be scripted.



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