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Inverse ARP lookup

Inverse ARP lookup

How can I do an inverse ARP lookup in Windows and/or Linux? Say that I have the MAC address of wireless access point which is up and running in the network, but I forgot it's IP address?

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Guest [Entry]

The easiest way to do this is to ping the broadcast address (ping -b [broadcast address) on your subnet (often .255), and then dump your arp table (arp -a on Linux), and you should find the MAC of the machine, along with its IP.
Guest [Entry]

"Also you can use nmap this is utility for network discovery, in Ubuntu you can simply install it from command line: apt-get install nmap
For ping scan network use: nmap -sP xx.xx.xx.xx/yy as a result you find all hosts in network. You can use other scan technics (if host not respond to ICMP ping) for scanning the network."