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    Joe, hello.
    Speaking of Network connections, will you kindly refresh my RAM and show me how to get the MAC addresses ( not the IP ) for all the various network cards that I use, also a wireless printer. Going grey affects the neurones as well as the hair. I need to secure my AP by allowing only the ones here to connect. Thanks. Jean.

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    Go to your adapter, right click and choose status; on the status window click details... it's the physical address number.

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    Jean,

    Open a Command Window and type: ipconfig /all {enter}

    The Physical Address is the MAC.
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    Good morning RG.
    That ipconfig/all gives me the MAC address of the running machine/Ethernet card. I seek the same of all the apparatus that at times will connect to my AP. I desire to restrict access to all except the ones that I own. This is done in the router S/W in Security -> Wireless -> etc.
    But thanks anyway. Jean.

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    Jean,

    You might try downloading Cisco NetworkMagic free version. It will provide a network map of your network and you can right-click any device and get the details including the MAC address. HTH
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    Quote Originally Posted by handcuff36 View Post
    FUN, hello. Looking for status is a wild goose chase. In Control Panel, I went to Device Manager -> Network Adapters -> right click on it but no status. Jean.
    Network and sharing center>Change adapter settings>right click on any adapter and it's there. Device manager will only give device settings sans the network settings.

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    Yes, indeed, FUN, it is there. Thanks for showing me the way. Now, this being said, where do I get the MAC address for the rest of my devices ?

    Hey ! I just had a stroke of genius, I looked under the laptops and on their PCMCIA cards and the MACs are all noted there. Not for the HP WL printer, none to be seen. Oh! well. Win some, loose some. Thanks. Jean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by handcuff36 View Post
    Not for the HP WL printer, none to be seen. Oh! well. Win some, loose some.
    Jean,

    If you print the printer's maintenance pages you may find it there I know it's on those pages for my Brother laser printer. BTW: This is NOT the TEST page, you'll need to consult the printer manual for the keys to press to get these pages to print. HTH
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    Good Man, RG. I did have a look at this information and after clicking on the prompt, I was offered a GUI screen and lots of goodies. The MAC address is well hidden but available. I had a see at that GUI before but I was not really looking for anything special, this time, I dig a bit further into it and voilà.
    Thanks for the shove. I never planned on a 3 in 1 printer but my eldest sister passed on and I inherited this HP 3050A. Runs so good.
    Hoping that you are having a nice day. Jean.

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    Jean,

    Glad you got it sorted!
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    I split these into a separate thread. Please do NOT hijack an existing thread. Start a new one.

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