It is not possible to directly ping a Mac address. However, it is possible to get the IP address from a Mac address using the "ARP command" in Windows, and that IP address can be pinged.Continue Reading
Click on the Start button, and click Run. Type "cmd" in the text box, and press Enter. This opens a DOS command prompt window.
Type "arp" in the command prompt, and hit Enter. This provides a list of all available commands that can be used with the arp command. Type "arp -a" in the command prompt. This gives a list of all the Mac addresses and their associated IP addresses.
Locate the specific Mac address from the list provided by the command prompt. The Mac addresses are listed on the second column under the "physical address" title with their associated IP addresses listed in the first column.
Once the IP address is found, ping that IP address by typing "ping" and the IP address in the command prompt window. For example, if an IP address is 192.168.56.1, type "ping 192.168.56.1" to ping the command.
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