It’s the command line that returns the MAC address with the list of network protocols associated with each address for all network adapters from either local or remote computer. It can be useful either when you want to enter the MAC address into a network analyzer or when you need to know what protocols are currently in use on each network. Ipconfig command is used to find the IP address of a system from command line. Run the command ipconfig to print IP addresses for all network adapters installed on the system. C:ipconfig Windows IP Configuration Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix.: IPv4 Address.
We can find mac address (physical address) of a computer using the command ‘getmac‘. This can be used to get mac address for remote computers also. Below are few examples on how to use this command. It works on XP, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2003 and Server 2008 operating systems.
Get mac addresses from CMD
Just run the command getmac to get the mac addresses. Find an example below.
This command does not show mac addresses for the network connections which are disabled. You can run ncpa.cpl and check which NICs are disabled. Further, I have received comments that this command does not help identify the mac address for a specific device. For example, if I need to get the mac address for my WiFi card, output of getmac command is not helpful. We can use ipconfig command to deal with this.
Cmd For Find Mac Addresses
Get mac address of a remote computer
We can retrieve the mac addressses for a remote computer using nbtstat command.
Alternatively, We can run the below command to retrieve the mac addresses of a remote computer.
Cmd Get Mac Address Only
remote_computer : Full name of the remote computer or IP address
username and password are of the account on the remote computer.
If you do not want to specify the password, you can skip /p parameter. You will be prompted to enter the password and the command execution will take place after that.
Cmd Get Mac Address Of Router
Get Mac Address Cmd
Using getmac command we can retrieve the mac addresses of the machines running windows OS only. If you try this for a Linux machine you would get the error “The RPC server is unavailable.”
If you provide incorrect password, the command would fail with the error message “Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.”
Windows CMD commands reference