Can I find the MAC addresses for a remoted 6400?

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I have a 6400 remoted on a near by mountain top, I am using Smart SDR 2.4.9, when I open Radio Setup/ Network it shows the IP for the remote Lynksys router/modem as I expect but no MAC which I assume is due to the radio being port forwarded. IS there a way to retrieve the radios MAC  with out running up the mountain?  Thanks
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If I understand your situation correctly, and you are able to open the radio setup remotely, the MAC should be displayed in the network section on the network tab. -otherwise from a command line on your computer, ping the IP address of the radio... then run the command "ARP -a" without the quotes. you should see the MAC displayed. On my setup I use a static address to keep the IP from changing without me knowing about it. 

Also there is a very useful free tool that I use to scan my local network that provides IPs and MACs for all the devices on my network. Search google for "SoftPerfect Network Scanner"
 

Hope this helps - Good luck!
-Steve W9HH
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Thanks for the advice Steve The MAC does not show up on the Network tab, the IP showing is the distant end modem/router which makes sense as the radio is @ 30 miles away.

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Using Smart SDR 2.4.9 I also do not see the advanced tab.
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Here is mine Chhris
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Steve,

MAC addresses are, with very few special cases, only shared between network elements in an Ethernet broadcast domain. It may be possible, if you have a login on the remote router / switch / appliance to which the radio is locally / directly connected, to be able to get that device to tell you the MAC address associated with the local IP address assigned to the Flex network interface. Shoot me a note at kg4y@arrl.net to follow up.

73,

Mike - KG4Y
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When you launch SmartSDR but before connecting to the radio, you can hover your mouse over the radio and you will see the RADIO ID: displayed which is the MAC address of your radio.

Peter - WB6POT
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Hi Peter that worked thanks to all who helped.
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Steve AG4SO