Find remote device MAC address


Often times we need to find a machine's MAC address so that we can setup DHCP reservations, such as when installing a new server.
 
You can use a two-step technique: 
1. PING the machine's IP address or NetBIOS name and get a reply.
2. Run the ARP -a command against the IP address to get the MAC.
 
     Example:
     PING 192.168.50.2
     <wait for reply, and then...>
     arp -a 192.168.50.2
 
responds with:

    Interface: 192.168.50.7 --- 0x10003
   Internet Address   Physical Address    Type
   192.168.50.2       00-11-85-d4-2a-6d   dynamic
Last update:
20-01-2016 17:00
Author:
Karl Hudgell
Revision:
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