is there an easy way too find a computers MAC address?

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_kC_

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hi just wondering if there is a command that can be run from start/run that will show me the MAC address of the machines i am working on.

have some laptops i need too add too the MAC ALLOW list of my wireless access point, and currently i m having too plug them into HUB via 10/100 cable then checking firewall, and reading the mac address, etc....
must be an easier way?
 

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_kC_ said:
hi just wondering if there is a command that can be run from start/run that will show me the MAC address of the machines i am working on.

have some laptops i need too add too the MAC ALLOW list of my wireless access point, and currently i m having too plug them into HUB via 10/100 cable then checking firewall, and reading the mac address, etc....
must be an easier way?
i think it shows w/ a "ipconfig /all" in command line on xp :)
 

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ok it does ... they list it as "physical address"
 

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great thanks, but how do ya make the box stay open? it flashes off very quick..
 

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run it from the command prompt, not directly from RUN
 

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hmm what dir should command prompt be in?
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>
'ipconfig' is not recognized as an intern
operable program or batch file.

also same when i try from windows, windows system & system32 folders
 

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Erbmaster said:
Try running it from Start>>Programs>>Accessories>>Command Prompt ;)


lol :D

my last post is what i pasted from a command prompt when i typed ipconfig..

what i meant in last post is that when i open command prompt its automatically started in my docs, and i need too know where i should change the dir too before i type ipconfig
 

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You don't need to. Just type ipconfig /all and you're away ;)
It lives in Windows\system32 btw
 

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Erbmaster said:
You don't need to. Just type ipconfig /all and you're away ;)
It lives in Windows\system32 btw

A paste from command prompt
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig /all
'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>cd ..

C:\Documents and Settings>cd ..

C:\>cd windows

C:\WINDOWS>cd system32

C:\WINDOWS\system32>ipconfig /all
'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>
 

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?

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>set
ALLUSERSPROFILE=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users
APPDATA=C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data
CLIENTNAME=Console
CommonProgramFiles=C:\Program Files\Common Files
COMPUTERNAME=blahblah
ComSpec=C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
HOMEDRIVE=C:
HOMEPATH=\Documents and Settings\Administrator
LOGONSERVER=\\blahblah
NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS=1
OS=Windows_NT
Path=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WBEM;C:\Tcl\bin;;C:\PROG
RA~1\F-Secure\Ssh;
PATHEXT=;.tcl
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE=x86
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER=x86 Family 6 Model 2 Stepping 2, AuthenticAMD
PROCESSOR_LEVEL=6
PROCESSOR_REVISION=0202
ProgramFiles=C:\Program Files
PROMPT=$P$G
SESSIONNAME=Console
SystemDrive=C:
SystemRoot=C:\WINDOWS
TEMP=C:\Temp
TMP=C:\Temp
USERDOMAIN=blahblah
USERNAME=kC
USERPROFILE=C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator
windir=C:\WINDOWS

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>
 

_kC_

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Installed it too its default dir
c:\program files\resource kit


C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>wntipcfg
'wntipcfg' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>cd ..

C:\Documents and Settings>cd ..

C:\>cd progr~1
The system cannot find the path specified.

C:\>cd program files

C:\Program Files>cd resource kit

C:\Program Files\Resource Kit>wntipcfg
'wntipcfg' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Program Files\Resource Kit>cd ..

C:\Program Files>cd ..

C:\>cd windows

C:\WINDOWS>cd system32

C:\WINDOWS\system32>wntipcfg
'wntipcfg' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>wntipcfg.exe
'wntipcfg.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>



ALSO it cant be found when i do just startmenu/run/wntipcfg
 

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and heres what happens when i try too run the .exe from the resource kit folder

see images
 

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_kC_

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yeh that works perfect.. thanks very much for ya help
 

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