Find MAC address of wireless you're connected to

mr2nutmr2nut Member Posts: 269
Is it possible to find this at all? I know you can do an ipconfig /all to show the local MACs of the internal NICs, but lets say for example that i'm connecting to multiple wireless APs with the same SSID, is it possible to find out the MAC address of the SSID i'm currently connected to?

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  • georgemcgeorgemc Member Posts: 429
    mr2nut wrote: »
    Is it possible to find this at all? I know you can do an ipconfig /all to show the local MACs of the internal NICs, but lets say for example that i'm connecting to multiple wireless APs with the same SSID, is it possible to find out the MAC address of the SSID i'm currently connected to?

    Hmmm. What does your ARP table say?
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  • mr2nutmr2nut Member Posts: 269
    georgemc wrote: »
    Hmmm. What does your ARP table say?

    As it's an AP and not a router, unfortunately it doesn't give you the MAC icon_sad.gif I'm not sure if there are any bits of freeware out there that can tell you the MAC of the SSID you're currently paired with...?
  • RobertKaucherRobertKaucher Member Posts: 4,298 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Try WireShark. There has to be a way using it.
  • alan2308alan2308 CISSP, MCSA 2008, MCSA 2012, CCNA R&S, CCNA Security Ann Arbor, MIMember Posts: 1,854 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Try WireShark. There has to be a way using it.

    This is probably your best bet. Start a capture right before you connect to the wireless network and find the packets involved in associating with the AP.

    You might also take a look at Netstumbler. It might be able to do this.
  • tierstentiersten Member Posts: 4,505
    If you want to see what BSSID you're connected to then use:

    netsh wlan show interfaces

    If you want to see what the BSSIDs are for the detected networks then use:

    netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid
  • Norrlands TurkNorrlands Turk Member Posts: 35 ■■□□□□□□□□
    tiersten wrote: »
    If you want to see what BSSID you're connected to then use:

    netsh wlan show interfaces

    If you want to see what the BSSIDs are for the detected networks then use:

    netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid

    Wow.. Thats really cool.

    I am sure there are more impressive tools out there but as a rather new IT guy who studies for 70-291, what one can do with Netshell amazes me.
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