Quickly Get MAC Addresses in Windows XP Using ARP
Just a quick blog about this …
Ever had the problem of having to assign a DHCP reservation with no mac address resolving software on your laptop? (NOOB! haha)
Well … you have software built in if you are using windows XP anyway …
Start > run > cmd
“arp -a” (without quotes)
this will list your current local interfaces and thier MAC addresses.
“arp -a xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx” (without quotes) Where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the target IP address on your LAN, this will resolve the MAC address for that interface.
Nice quick and simple.
UPDATE: If you get an error “NO Arp entries found” when doing this, just ping the IP address first, assuming you get a response you _should_ be able to use arp to lookup the mac address!