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How can I get the mac addresses of all current users on an open unsecured wifi network? Have tried pingtest similar type prog's, it gives me the name of the user eg Sam-PC ip add 192.168.1.8 for some reason that particular router/ firewall combo does not allow me to ping the user even though they are actually Active on the network (no logging into router please)

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  • JOE Aug 04, 2010

    terrible answer, obviously there are other ways
    please look into this, read all my notes, 'tech's' notes

  • JOE Aug 04, 2010

    seems like your techs cannot Read properly
    No logging into router
    There are other ways : eg pingtest tools etc
    netscan perfect scanner
    please read all my notes, prev replies which were not helpful at all
    seems I have ip address + computer user name EG: Glen-PC but for som reason it does not allow me to ping it, I want to get mac address of that client, thank you

  • JOE Aug 05, 2010

    not really the answer-

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The only way you can get the MAC addresses of computers on a network is by logging into the router,it is very impossible to get a MAC address on a network without logging into the router and to get a MAC address follow these steps

Click on the "Start" menu and choose the "Run" or "Start Search" option (depending on your version of Windows). Type "cmd" and click "OK."

Type "ipconfig /all" at the command prompt and press the "Enter" key

Write down the numbers listed beside the words "Default Gateway." this is the IP address of your router and you are needed to log in.

Type "exit" to quit the command prompt. Close the command window by clicking on the red X.

Open your web browser and enter the IP address that you wrote down.

Enter the username and password of your router when prompted to do so. If you have not changed the default password on your router, try the username "root" and password "admin," as this is the default for most devices.

Click on a link or button named "Device List" or similar. This will launch a list of the devices connected to your network.



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Hi How to Secure Your Router and Wireless Network Connection
Keep your wireless service from scammers and predators.
The first step is to go to 'Network Connections'how can I get the - mag-glass_10x10.gif and search for Wireless Networks in range. This should get you all available wireless networks in your area. You should now be able to see whether the wireless network you're "Connected" to is secure or not. If it is secure the only thing you will need to do is check if you are using a WPA or WEP encryption method. Next right click on your network and select 'Properties' and then Look for the "Encryption Type".
Now if your wireless network is unsecured this is what you will need to do to secure it. To Access your wireless router in "most" cases you should be able to access your router by simply typing 192.168.0.1 IP address into your browser's address bar. In case it doesn't work look up your router on google and get the information.

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Two things:

First, you can only see the MAC address of all current users by logging in to the router's utility. If you do not want to log in to your router's web UI, then there's no other way.

Second, you can see the MAC addresses if your router has "LOGS". In the logs page, you will see the current and previous users' MAC addresses.

Thank you and good luck!

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