How to get a mac Address of a printer ?


Since we have filtered by mac address a LAN (using DIR-600 DLink router), some computers doesn´t detect a network printer (hp laserjet M1522NF), I wonder how to get printer´s mac address.

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Darren SharplesSystems SpecialistCommented:
I'm not familiar with this printer, but I would imagine you can view the settings on a display or print a test page with the information.  Is there nothing in the manual?
10023Web site maintenance and designCommented:
Print the configuration page
Configuration page
The configuration page lists the current settings and properties of the product. You can print a
configuration page from the product or HP ToolboxFX. To print the configuration page from the product,
complete the following steps.
1. On the control panel, press Setup ( ).
2. Use the arrow buttons to select Reports, and then press OK.
3. Use the arrow buttons to select Config report, and then press OK.
Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianCommented:
If you can get to it using TELNET, the telnet menu will tell you the MAC address.

1.  Click on Start > Run
2.  Type in CMD and press enter to open a DOS window
3.  Type in:  telnet XX.XXX.XXX.XXX
     (where XX.XXX.XXX.XXX is the IP of the printer)
4.  To get list of current settings, type the "/" symbol.

That should give you a list of the settings, including the Hardware or MAC Address.

NOTE: I can use telnet to get into the JetDirect menu of my HP LaserJet 2300 but not my HP Photosmart Premium, so this won't work on all HP printers. But, I think it should work on most, if not all, HP LaserJets.

If it has an Embedded Web Admin page like my Photosmart Premium, just go the printer's IP in a web browser and check Network settings to find the MAC Address.

Here's a page that gives more details about how to use TELNET to manage a JetDirect print server:


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if you can ping it from a PC you can look at the PC's arp table just after you've pinged it.

arp -a

will show the arp cache.
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