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How to find network share names and IP addresses on my local network?

It is sometimes useful to identify, and find more information about the devices currently on your local area network (LAN), with their corresponding IP addresses, share names, and MAC hardware addresses.

This can be accomplished by running the following commands in Windows Command prompt (search, type: cmd)

1) To find a list of IP addresses on the local network, use:
arp -a
The first column of the results shows IP addresses, second column lists MAC addresses (can be used to find the network adapter manufacturer using our MAC Address lookup tool)

2) To find more info more about a specific IP on the network, and their NetBIOS info, network share name, etc. try:
nbtstat -a 192.168.1.22
Note: change the IP address in the command as applicable.


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