MAC addresses are unique identifiers of computers and devices connected to a network, and they're also known as “physical addresses”. It's quite easy to tell what this tool does just from its name: it's a utility meant to help you find MAC addresses.
This tool is surprisingly powerful, as it will not only retrieve and show your local MAC address, but the MAC addresses of all the computers on your local network. The Find MAC Address program can quickly scan the entire network, detect the connected computers and devices, and list them together with their MAC addresses and other details like their names and IP addresses. It can also scan and retrieve only the machines from a specified range of IP addresses or computer list. Directly getting the MAC address of a remote computer or device, just by entering its name or IP address, is, of course, also supported.
Another nice feature offered by this utility is the support for five methods of scanning and finding MAC addresses: ARP, NetBIOS, NetAPI, WMI, SNMP. It is also capable of detecting the manufacturer of the network cards by its MAC address and the names of network cards.
The interface of this program is neat and straightforward. It also allows searching among the scan results, sorting them by various criteria, and exporting them to text files or a web document. Quick access to consecrated network tools like “ping” or “traceroute” and to administrative tools like Event Viewer is also included.
To sum it all up, Find MAC Address is a nice tool, useful especially for network admins.
- Supports five methods for finding MAC addresses (ARP, NetBIOS, NetAPI, WMI, SNMP).
- Can scan for devices and computers within a specified range of IP addresses.
- Can detect a network card's manufacturer.
- Quick access to consecrated network tools like “ping” or “traceroute”
- The interface cannot be customized.
- A bit pricey