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Obtain MAC address for laptop

Discussion in 'General Security' started by Jeff-PC, Nov 30, 2009.

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  1. Jeff-PC

    Jeff-PC Thread Starter

    Nov 30, 2009
    I don't know if this is even possible, but I am trying to obtain the MAC address or some other type of number associated with my laptop so as to locate it. It was stolen last week so I no longer have access to it. I am curious if there is a way to find the mac address through the wireless router it had been connected to. I don't know if there is a database of all mac addresses that have accessed a router or what....any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    A router/switch does keep a table of all MACs it sees, I think, but the table is not accessible to users. But MAC addresses stay at the local router, the next hop it takes is based on the destination ip address. So even if you know the MAC of your lost laptop, you won't be able to find it using a MAC.
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