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How to find out MAC address of IP Wi-Fi cameras/DVRs/NVRs?

Unlike the universal network cameras such as routers and computers, security equipment manufacturers usually will not print the MAC address on product’s label, therefore some users can not know the MAC address of the equipment. MAC address is also called physical address, it’s an unique ID number to each of network devices.
Is there any way to find out what the MAC address of the equipment? Certainly, as long as they are connected to the network, you can use the CMD command arp –a to know the physical address of all connected network devices in a local area network (LAN).

1. Know your Wi-Fi camera’s IP address

Aiming to make the setup become easier, some IP cameras don’t use static IP address, therefore you may have to find out what the IP camera’s IP address. For instance, Yoosee/CoT PRO Wi-Fi cameras rely on DHCP function to automatically obtain the IP address. 

To know the camera’s IP address, you have to run the CMSClient software, then right click the device, click “IPC Config” . In Network tab, you can know the IP address, meanwhile can switch DHCP to Static IP, also can config the network settings.

CMSClient IPC Config
CMSClient IPC Config

2. Finding out the MAC address of IPC by using CMD tool

Running the Windows CMD tool, you can find out the MAC address of network equipment in the LAN.

Windows 10 OS CMD
Windows 10 OS CMD

Before inquiring the MAC address, we need to know if the target device is online. To verify if it's connected, we can use the ping command. For example, enter ping to see if can ping through. The next step is entering command arp -a to find out the physical address of all connected network devices in the LAN.

MAC Address Inquiry via CMD
MAC Address Inquiry via CMD

Bind an IP address with Mac address 

When using the IP cameras, ensuring the DHCP function is disabled. Additionally, it's highly recommended to bind an IP address with the camera's Mac address, therefore the router/switch will not change the camera's IP address. If your IP security camera constantly changes its IP address, then you have to do this.

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