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Calculate which mac address is lower

Posted on 2011-10-12
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Working on getting the CCNA cert.  Looking for a foolproof way to convert hex or just tell which mac address is lower.  Can you detail how you arrive at your answer.

Which mac address is lower?

0013.80d7.d580 or 0013.8030.5e80
Question by:dmwynne
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Don Johnston earned 2000 total points
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Start with the leftmost character and compare the two addresses.

0 - 0 tie

Move right one character

0 - 0 tie


1 - 1 tie
3 - 3 tie
8 - 8 tie
0 - 0 tie
d - 3 3 it lower than d (decimal 13) so the second address is lower.
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Expert Comment

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an easy hex to decimal to binary calculator is found on this webpage. http://easycalculation.com/hex-converter.php
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Author Closing Comment

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I was hoping it was that easy ;) Thanks.

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