MAC Address

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  1. jcvalle macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I'm not sure if this is the right forum to place this question is but it's as close as I can find.

    My question is, is there a way to locate the MAC address of a device on a shared network I set up via my MacBook. It would look something like this..

    I'm getting internet via Ethernet to my MacBook, I would then share my internet through the Airport, which is how my Blu-ray player would get internet. I'm trying to find the MAC address of my Blu-ray player.

    I know it seems really weird to do the wireless internet to my Blu-ray how I'm doing it, it's a long story..but is there anyway to view device information on my MacBook of devices that are using my shared internet?

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Winni macrumors 68030

    Winni

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    Open Terminal and use the arp command with the IP address of the BluRay device, for example:

    arp 192.168.0.100

    arp is used to determine the MAC address behind an IP address or hostname.
     
  3. jcvalle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for your reply, I did what you said and got the mac address of..

    0:23:8:71:53:68

    but from my knowledge of MAC addresses, aren't they supposed to be xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx, six series of two digit numbers? any thoughts?
     
  4. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    arp drops any preceding zeros, so the MAC is 00:23:08:71:53:68
     

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