The MAC address is used by the network hardware such as routers, switches, etc. to send traffic from one device to another device on your network.
Sometimes you might need to find the MAC Address of a remote PC when you know their IP Address, i have been in this situation several times while troubleshooting or taking inventory.
Here is how its done….
- Open CMD you can either run straight or run as admin.
- In CMD type: getmac /s “IP Address”
That is getmac <space> /s <space> IP Address of the PC without the quotes.
- Hit Enter
You will be presented with the MAC Address of that PC or device.
NOTE: If it gives you an error ERROR: The RPC server is unavailable.
know that the PC might not be connected to the network at that moment.
THIS TECHNIQUE FINDS THE MAC ADDRESS OF PCs OUTSIDE YOUR SUBNET.