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Windows 7: Obtain Mac Address of USB Printer

01 Mar 2013   #1
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Obtain Mac Address of USB Printer

I've got a Samsung USB ONLY printer which I need to connect to the USB port of a TP-link N600 Router (this acts as a print server) only thing is I want to reserve the IP address of the printer on the router.
For this I need the mac address of the printer. The printer doesn't have the mac address on the sticker on the back nor do I have the manual and if I print out the printer status page is also doesn't show the mac, any one know of a cool tool to obtain the mac address ?

Thanks in advance

Nick :)


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01 Mar 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

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01 Mar 2013   #3
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks pal, but I have the CD that came with the router... problem is I don't want to go around the 30 computers and install the disc on every one. The printer was installed on a small usb print server that was connected to the old router, but we have replaced the router (and the need for the print server) with the N600. (print server built in)
The problem is that the old print server (IP 192.168.0.20) worked ok, but now the new router has assigned 192.168.0.3 and yesterday it re-assigned 192.168.0.4 and no one could print to it (even the 3 pc's that I installed the cd on), hence the reason I want to assign a reserved IP via mac address for the printer. This way all the clients will always print to the same IP no matter what IP the router dishes out ... hope this makes sense :)
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01 Mar 2013   #4
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'm not entirely sure about this, but my understanding is that a printer would not have a MAC address unless it was a network(able) printer - with an ethernet port or a wireless port - and the firmware to deal with that chore. I don't think a USB only printer will have a MAC.
I would be happy to know if I am wrong about that.
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01 Mar 2013   #5
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

There's a HP USB colour printer which is also only USB and this is connected to the other USB port on the router, this has the mac address on a sticker on the back of the printer which I've already reserved on the router and is working fine
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01 Mar 2013   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Nick,

If you hover your mouse over the printer in the network map, it should show you the MAC address.

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