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Ping MAC address

"Is it possible to ping MAC address of the machine? or what tools i can use to check if a device is connected to the network?"

ANSWER: The answer is no, you can not ping MAC address directly.

If you have a network printer connected to your LAN but you can not ping it. The printer may be in your network and you probably are just pinging the wrong ip address for that printer. So how do you find the correct ip address? this is what you would do.

Go to the printer, usually devices will have the MAC Address printed on the back, so for example, lets say your printer has this MAC Address: 01-00-5e-7f-ff-fa

So what you can do is run the arp command. To run the arp utility, open your command terminal and type: arp -a.

It will give you a list of all the devices recorded in your computer. This is the output you will get:

C:UsersMYPC>arp -a

Interface: 192.168.0.2 --- 0xe
Internet Address Physical Address Type
192.168.0.1 02-00-00-00-00-00 dynamic
192.168.0.255 ff-ff-ff-ff-ff-ff static
224.0.0.22 01-00-5e-00-00-16 static
224.0.0.252 01-00-5e-00-00-fc static
239.255.255.250 01-00-5e-7f-ff-fa static
255.255.255.255 ff-ff-ff-ff-ff-ff static

Interface: 192.168.56.1 --- 0x12

Internet Address Physical Address Type
192.168.56.255 01-00-5e-7f-ff-fa static
224.0.0.22 01-00-5e-00-00-16 static
224.0.0.252 01-00-5e-00-00-fc static
239.255.255.250 ff-ff-ff-ff-ff-ff static

As you can see from the list, the device with 01-00-5e-7f-ff-fa is IP Address 192.168.56.1 so you can ping that device now.

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