How do I get someone’s Mac address from their ip

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Kevin Fincher asked 2 years ago

How do I get someone's Mac address from their ip

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wimiadmin Staff answered 2 years ago

Method 1: If you're at their computer, on Windows open a command prompt and type ipconfig /all. On OS X, choose System Preferences from the Apple menu. Once that opens, select Network and choose Advanced. With the Wi-Fi tab selected, the MAC address is the last line of information.

Method 2: Although I've not been successful at getting the correct MAC address via this method, you can try for yourself.

On a Windows machine, open a command prompt. Ping the IP address of which you'd like to know the MAC address. After you ping, at the command prompt type arp -a and press enter. I've read online where folks have been successful with this method however, anytime I've tried, I only get my MAC address and not the MAC of the IP I sent a ping to.

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