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Can I get the IP address from an known MAC address of my remote PC via Batch file

Posted on 2010-01-01
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Please help me with the error I have made .. and please advice (show) me how can I write a batch file that allow me to obtain the IP address from an known MAC address of my remote PC via Batch file. Thank you very much..


set RemotePC_0001=My_PC

ping -n 1 "%RemotePC_0001%"

arp -a "%RemotePC_0001%                                                    <================= Mistake ?

:: arp -a                                                       <=================== It will work ..

nbtstat -a %RemotePC_0001%

PAUSE Please enter to continue ...


Pinging My_PC [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=38ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 1, Received = 1, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 38ms, Maximum = 38ms, Average = 38ms

ARP: bad argument: My_PC                                <============================= Error !!!

Wireless Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [] Scope Id: []

    NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table

    Name               Type         Status
    XPS-PC             <00>  UNIQUE      Registered
    THA0001            <00>  GROUP       Registered
    XPS-PC             <20>  UNIQUE      Registered
    THAM0001         <1E>  GROUP      Registered
    THAM0001        <1D>  UNIQUE      Registered
    MSBROWSE__.<01>  GROUP       Registered

    MAC Address = 00-19-0D-30-50-09

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Question by:cunoc
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Qlemo earned 500 total points
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arp needs the IP address to work with. You can retrieve the IP address by many means, one of them is to use the ping answer:

set PCs=My_PC Your_PC
for %%P in (%PCs%) do for /F "tokens=2 delims=[]" %%A in ('ping -n 1 %%P') do (
  if not "%%A" == "" arp -a %%A
  REM and so on

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Hi Qlemo and dstewartjr:

Thank you very much for your quick responses and your answers are exactly what I am looking for ...

HAPPY NEW YEAR YOU TWO .. (Qlemo and dstewartjr)

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