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Windows 7: GETMAC - Disconnected LAN

22 Mar 2018   #1

Win7 Pro 64-Bit
GETMAC - Disconnected LAN

While use of this command is straightforward, I have some question regarding the results this would provide if a LAN card is disconnected. I am hoping the obvious is correct yet, am posting this to obtain a definitive answer to my question.

Note I am working with a Host PC for a scientific instrument. The two connected Ethernet cards interface to other instruments. The Ethernet port for the Host PC is currently disconnected. My results with invoking "getmac" in a command prompt window can be represented as follows:

MAC1: Media disconnected

MAC2: \Device\Tcpip_()

MAC3: \Device\Tcpip_()

My interpretation of these results is the Host PC/Motherboard Ethernet adapter is MAC1.

Please advise.

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22 Mar 2018   #2

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

Try this:


The /V will give you the information you need to correctly interpret what you are seeing, including the brand name of the network adapter, and whether it is Ethernet or Wi-Fi.

Also, if you would like to record the GETMAC info in a text file, type this:

GETMAC /V C:\temp\getmacinfo.txt

(Pick any drive, folder, or filename that you like.)

This will put the text file into the C:\temp folder. Or you could specify a network folder.

To get more information about GETMAC, type the following:

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22 Mar 2018   #3

Win7 Pro 64-Bit

Excellent! Thank you for the useful information...this response will self destruct in 5 seconds.
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22 Mar 2018   #4

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

(By the way, I decided to take the mission!)
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