Wake On LAN and MAC Address
Posted on 2007-08-07
Dear Community -
A great need arises this evening. I am over 6000 miles away from a small network for which I offer ad-hoc support.
One of the PCs has a dodgy Power Button on the Front Bezel, a DELL OptiPlex GX110.
The MD of the company has shut it down and cannot get it back up.
The PC MB and NIC support Wake on LAN, just need to get MAC address.
However, cannot find MAC since PC is down.
Have checked the arp cache of the Router and no can do.
Have checked DNS, Active Directory, no can do.
Have checked WINS, no can do.
DHCP is not working on the network since senstive in nature and MD thought it posed a security risk.
I need that MAC address in order to do a Wake on LAN.
Anybody can help please? A way to find MAC on Power-Off PC which is not coming back up. Or even a way to do a broadcast to anything on network powered-off, power on-WoL.