IPConfig, arp -a

ipconfig returns, among other things, the IP address of my local computer, correct?  If I ping this address, it should cause an ARP request for the MAC address.  If I then issue arp -a, I should see an entry for my computers IP address.  I do not.  I'm trying to determine the MAC address of my NIC card.   Thanks
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ipconfig /all will give you the mac
HLRosenbergerAuthor Commented:
yes, it does.  Thanks.  But why doesn't the ping cause and entry in the ARP cache that I could view with arp -a?
greg wardSystems EngineerCommented:
as above
also open your network adapter its in the task bar.
CLick support and then details.
because your computer already knows its mac address. It doesn't need an entry in the arp table for it

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HLRosenbergerAuthor Commented:
OK.  Thanks!
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