MAC address is a unique identifier for a physical network interface. MAC stands for Media Access Control, and are used in ethernet networks.
To be able to send traffic on an ethernet network, you must know the MAC address of the destination. This can be achieved using ARP in IPv4 networks.
You can translate the MAC address of your router to find out the vendor of the router. This trick works in your home, on any public WiFi and at your office for example.
To find out the MAC address of your router, you can simply use the ARP protocol. ARP is used to translates MAC addresses to IP addresses.
The command is the same for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, but the output may differ. Just type in "arp -a" in your terminal. This will list all known MAC/IP combinations known by your computer.
netlookup@netlookup ~ % arp -a
? (10.5.1.1) at 88:5c:47:12:ca:40 on en0 ifscope [ethernet]
? (10.5.1.125) at (incomplete) on en0 ifscope [ethernet]
? (10.5.1.144) at 8:62:66:15:52:62 on en0 ifscope [ethernet]
? (10.5.1.222) at a6:56:9b:6b:b6:8 on en0 ifscope [ethernet]
? (10.5.1.255) at ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff on en0 ifscope [ethernet]
If this case, 10.5.1.1 is the gateway, and the MAC address 88:5c:47:12:ca:40 can be translated to Alcatel Lucent using our search tool on the front page.
If there is no record for your gateway, you can simply try to ping the gateway, and if you get an response, the MAC address will show up using "arp -a" command.
To find your MAC address on an Android phone or tablet, go to the settings menu.
Select the "Network & Internet" option and then click on "Wi-Fi".
Click on the gear icon next to the Wi-Fi network you are connected to.
Under "Advanced" you'll see the device MAC-address under "Network details".
If you want to convert mac address to device name, you can use our search engine on the front page.
Every MAC address contains information about the vendor, so with the MAC address, you can find out the manufacturer of the given MAC address.
MAC address is not assigned to a device name on the LAN, but the vendor can be translated from the MAC address.
A MAC address is an address that is used in local networks and is used for communication between devices. If device A wants to send traffic to device B, device A uses devices B's MAC address.
MAC addresses can be displayed in different formats, but the most common format on Netlookup.se is 00:16:cb:a4:bd:ca. In this case, the first 6 characters are assigned to Apple, Inc. and that means if a device are using this MAC address, it is probably an Apple device.
If you want to find out the vendor for a MAC address, you can use the search engine on the front page.
Here is an example of the same MAC address with different formatting.
The esiest way to find your MAC address on OS X is to open the "Terminal" application via "Spotlight Search" (looking glass at top right).
Then type the following command and press enter.
ifconfig en0The MAC address is shown after "ether". If you have multiple interfaces, you can just type ifconfig without "en0", and all interfaces on your computer will show.
To find the MAC address on a Nintendo Switch console, follow these simple steps.
To find the MAC address on your iPhone, go to "Settings", then "General", then "About".
Scroll down until you see a setting called "WiFi address". This address is the MAC address of your iPhone.
MAC address spoofing is a method to change the hardware address of a Network Interface Controller (NIC).
A MAC address is only exposed to the LAN segment and is never visible for users outside of your local network, but users on your LAN can see your MAC address, and by using tools like netlookup.se, MAC addresses can be traced back to a specific manufacturer.
In some cases, you might want not to tell the devices on your LAN what kind of hardware you are running, or maybe your MAC address has been blocked by the gateway.
Use the following steps to change your MAC address. To change the MAC address, you need to be the administrator of the system.
sudo ifconfig en0 ether 30:e3:d6:01:d2:f1Change the MAC address after ether to the MAC address you want to change to.
Make sure that you do not use the same MAC address that someone else is using on the LAN, in that case, the network will have a hard time to determine where the traffic should be sent.
It's easy to find the MAC address of your Amazon Fire TV stick.
When you are at the home screen, press "Menu" and then select "Settings".
Go to "About" and then "Network".
The MAC Address, along with other network information, is displayed to your right.
In some cases, it can be useful to know the MAC address of your Google Home device. This is achieved by using the Google Home app on your phone.
It's two different scenarios explained; either your device is connected to your account, or not. Both scenarios are explained below.
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