How to get MAC address with known IP address..

Posted on 2011-05-10
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
How do I get the MAC address if I have the IP Address; I am using a Cisco Cat 4500.
Question by:Qmez
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Ken Boone earned 2000 total points
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ok so if the 4500 has an IP address on the same network as the device you are trying to find, you can do the following assuming you are running IOS on the 4500.

From the 4500 ping the IP address of the device you want.

Let say it was

Then issue this command

sho arp | in
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by:Ken Boone
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You can also do this from your PC if you are on the same IP network as the device you are trying to reach.

Ping the device and from the CMD prompt type
arp -a

That will show you also.

Expert Comment

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If you dont have a layer 3 interface configured on the same Vlan, you wont be able to have output for the show arp command
you can configure a layer 3 address (interface vlan) in the same  vlan on the switch, or stick to use the show mac-add command which associates a mac  to an interface

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