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#207742 - 2013-09-16 02:04 PM @ADDRESS0 etc
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We have the macros @ipaddress0, @ipaddress1, @ipaddress2 and @ipaddress3
Can we have the equivalent @address0, @address1 etc. which returns the MAC address of the appropriate network adaptor.
I am finding that a Windows 7 Enterprise laptop that has a wireless adaptor, a blank string is returned with @address when the laptop is using the Ethernet network adaptor.
If it uses Wireless then @address returns the MAC address of the wireless adaptor as it is supposed to.

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#207745 - 2013-09-16 03:14 PM Re: @ADDRESS0 etc [Re: BillBarnard]
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You can use a number of UDFs that can determine the information you are looking for. One that I worked on a few years ago will do this...

EnumNetworkConnections()
http://www.kixtart.org/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=139601#Post139601

How to use UDFs -
http://www.kixtart.org/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=81943#Post81943

The rest of the UDFs are here -
http://www.kixtart.org/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=7&page=1


Untested, but should give you an idea...
 Code:
for each $connection in EnumNetworkConnections(1)
  ? "The MAC address for " + split($connection,",")[0] + " is: "  + split($connection,",")[1]
next

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#207746 - 2013-09-16 03:28 PM Re: @ADDRESS0 etc [Re: Allen]
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Here is another example which also uses GetIPOptions()
http://www.kixtart.org/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=159170#Post159170

 Code:
for each $connection in EnumNetworkConnections(1)
  $ConnectionName=split($connection,",")[0]
  $MAC=split($connection,",")[1]
  $IP=GetIPOptions("IPAddress",,$MAC)
  ? $ConnectionName
  ? "   IP:" + $IP
  ? "  MAC:" + $MAC
  ?
next

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#207831 - 2013-09-30 01:50 PM Re: @ADDRESS0 etc [Re: Allen]
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Thanks Allen I'll have a look at these.
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#208151 - 2013-12-10 02:21 PM Re: @ADDRESS0 etc [Re: BillBarnard]
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Interestingly, using your above code this also returns an empty string, with GetIPOptions, when discovering the MAC address of the Wireless Adaptor. It's not empty when using EnumNetworkConnections.
Example output:-

Connection Name: Wireless Network Connection 2
MACAddress: 00:13:02:CA:6A:B7
Adapter Name: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection #2
Mac Address:
Static Address:
DHCP Enabled:
IPaddress/SM:
IPaddress0/SM:
IPaddress1/SM:
IPaddress2/SM:
IPaddress3/SM:
DefaultGW:
DNS Servers:
WINS Servers:
DNSSuffix:
DNS Search Order:
DHCP Server:
DHCP Lease Obtained:

Happy Xmas,
Bill
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#208152 - 2013-12-10 03:54 PM Re: @ADDRESS0 etc [Re: BillBarnard]
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that doesn't really make sense as the above code gets the mac-address from the enumnetworkconnections()
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#208153 - 2013-12-10 04:00 PM Re: @ADDRESS0 etc [Re: BillBarnard]
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I was looking over the following pdf and on page 28 there is a screenshot of the installer. One of the options is WMI Support. I'm guessing you don't have that installed.

http://download.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/3945abgug.pdf

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#208154 - 2013-12-10 04:09 PM Re: @ADDRESS0 etc [Re: Allen]
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Doesn't Windows 7 have WMI built in?
I use many wmic commands on remote systems.
e.g.
wmic /node:%1 computersystem get username, name, model, manufacturer
wmic /node:%1 OS get Name
wmic /node:%1 OS get BuildNumber, Description, Version

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#208155 - 2013-12-10 04:15 PM Re: @ADDRESS0 etc [Re: BillBarnard]
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Ha.... of course it does. But not all DEVICES have built in WMI support with default windows drivers. I forgot to paste the link for the pdf I was talking about earlier... but it is in the post now... see if that clears it up for you.

Edited by Allen (2013-12-10 04:18 PM)

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#208157 - 2013-12-10 04:37 PM Re: @ADDRESS0 etc [Re: BillBarnard]
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Oh I see what you mean, the driver may not have had its WMI components installed.
The drivers for Windows 7 would have been installed from a Dell CAB file, which may or may not have had the WMI bits.
I'll have to get hold of a laptop and look at it.
Cheers all,
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#208158 - 2013-12-10 05:12 PM Re: @ADDRESS0 etc [Re: BillBarnard]
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I think you are correct, the WMI wireless components are probably not install.
The only laptop I've had a look at just now was a Dell Latitude E6430.
This has a Dell Wireless 1504 adaptor. I don't see any additional management software installed for it. So I reckon the WMI driver support needs a closer look at in future.
Thanks for your input guys.
Best wishes,
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