Just Fred on Jun 12, '06 Mine is a strange setup, however: I use the When I attempt to ping the broadcast address either I believe the problem lies in the rather unique status this address range has. A brief discussion of this may be found at http: Nonsanity on Jun 14, '06 In my case, this means web browsing to: Yeay for human readability!
Lost your password? Powered by the Parse. More Mac Sites: Macworld MacUser iPhone Central. How to find devices on your local network May 30, '06 Experienced Unix users, look away now, please -- the following is a very simple hint. Over the weekend, I "lost track" of a device on my network.
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We've got a wireless video camera, but I've had it unplugged for a very long time. I plugged it in this weekend, but couldn't even begin to remember what IP address I'd assigned to it. So I wanted a simple way to just poll my network and see what was out there, which would let me find the camera by process of elimination. Some versions of the ping command support the -b broadcast flag, which will send a ping request to any device capable of receiving such requests on your network, and report back with the addresses of those that replied. Unfortunately, Mac OS X's version of ping doesn't seem support the flag -- it doesn't work if you try to use it, and it's not listed in the man page.
Just as I was about to go find and build a new ping , a much more Unix savvy friend of mine offered this alternative: So our ping does support broadcast pings, by placing the value in the field you wish to vary -- the last field of the IP address for a typical home network. Of course, once I had the list, I then had to figure out what was what, but that was relatively trivial.
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See, I told you it was a simple hint. And yet, in all my years of OS X usage, I had no idea you could do such a thing.
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How to send a find devices on your local network Authored by: How to find devices on your local network Authored by: Jeff [ Reply to This ]. If it doesn't respond to ping, you can still find the address like so: I've used this to locate APs that blocked pings by default. Many thanks! X11 on May 30, '06 Now you just have to learn not to tell people that ; [ Reply to This ]. With Static IPs Authored by: EatingPie on May 30, '06 A much better way is described here: Mac on May 31, '06 Here's a modifies version which works on my system: This does NOT work in my network environment.
Search Advanced. From our Sponsor Latest Mountain Lion Hints Click here for complete coverage of Lion on Macworld. Posted on 6th September by Amsys. Network Utility has 8 tabs that should be enough for you to diagnose and fix any problems with your network connection: Info Gives you general information about your selected network interface.
This depends on your machine but the default ones are: There are lots of useful information, i. Hardware Address, IP Address. Netstat A really useful tool to network administrators for troubleshooting, but not for the average user.
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Traceroute Traceroute traces your route across the networks to your destination, each line represents a hop over a router. Whois Whois gives you information about internet addresses and who has registered it. Finger By suppling a user account and node address you can learn more information about that user account, like office location and other data. Port Scan The final tab is Port Scan, you use this to scan which ports are open on the destination.
Responses 3. WiFiFoFum 8th November at 2: Charley Allen 8th November at Hi Scott, Thanks for your comment, we posted this update to utility last week too! JerogT 28th July at Hello Mr.
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