[Winpcap-users] How to get local MAC address ?

Wentao Shang wentaoshang at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 18:45:47 PDT 2011

2011/9/13 "Fish" (David B. Trout) <fish at infidels.org>:
> Wentao Shang wrote:
> [...]
>> One solution is to compare the 'AdapterName' field
> (Or maybe Description?  Or maybe FriendlyName?)
>> in IP_ADAPTER_ADDRESSES struct with the field in pcap_if_t struct
>> (i don't remember the name).
> (Description?)

Description is not unique. You may have two devices with the same
description as 'Intel(R) 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection' if you
wish. :)


>> You may first get the whole pcap_if_t struct list then select
>> the one you need.
> I agree.  That is probably the best way.  Scan the list of IP_ADAPTER_ADDRESSES returned by GetAdaptersAddresses and find(*) the entry for the WinPCap adapter you're interested in.
> --
> "Fish" (David B. Trout)
>  fish at softdevlabs.com
> (*) AdapterName? Description? FriendlyName? Not sure which one is correct, but I seem to recall ONE of them matches the WinPCap Description field (I think).
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Wentao Shang

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