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Get MAC address function
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Include nb30.h and link with netapi32.lib. This article is based on Q118623.


typedef struct _ASTAT_
	NAME_BUFFER    NameBuff[30];

CString GetMacAddress(CString sNetBiosName)
    ASTAT Adapter;
    NCB ncb;
    UCHAR uRetCode;
    memset(&ncb, 0, sizeof(ncb));
    ncb.ncb_command = NCBRESET;
    ncb.ncb_lana_num = 0;
    uRetCode = Netbios(&ncb);
    memset(&ncb, 0, sizeof(ncb));
    ncb.ncb_command = NCBASTAT;
    ncb.ncb_lana_num = 0;
    FillMemory(ncb.ncb_callname, NCBNAMSZ - 1, 0x20);
    strcpy((char *)ncb.ncb_callname, (LPCTSTR) sNetBiosName);
    ncb.ncb_callname[sNetBiosName.GetLength()] = 0x20;
    ncb.ncb_callname[NCBNAMSZ] = 0x0;
    ncb.ncb_buffer = (unsigned char *) &Adapter;
    ncb.ncb_length = sizeof(Adapter);
    uRetCode = Netbios(&ncb);
    CString sMacAddress;
    if (uRetCode == 0)
    return sMacAddress;


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Comments and Discussions

Generalthis worked for me !! Pinmemberapp_devlpr21-Mar-10 18:49 
GeneralNetBios Return ErrorCode 23 (Data error (cyclic redundancy check). ) PinmemberMember 376114829-Jul-09 0:59 
GeneralNetBios API not working for Windows Vista PinmemberAnkush12312-Feb-09 20:43 
GeneralBIOS Name PinmemberSalvaThor2329-Nov-07 19:20 
QuestionWon't work ? Pinsussexcepter2k25-Sep-05 1:20 
AnswerRe: Won't work ? Pinmemberjoe_chen114-Jun-07 17:24 
GeneralGet MAC Address PinmemberJagmal1-Feb-05 19:30 
GeneraliWhat i pass to sNetBiosName Pinmemberequebal24-Dec-04 3:34 
GeneralRe: iWhat i pass to sNetBiosName Pinmemberjoe_chen114-Jun-07 17:25 
QuestionWhat do I pass in? Pinmemberpjobson2-Aug-04 5:27 
GeneralNeed Get mac address on Foxpro 2.6 under Ms-dos Pinsussmorteza_mousavi9-Jul-04 1:01 
GeneralNeed Get MAC Address Source Code and ActiveX Control or DLL Library for VB,VFP PinsussJohn Nu23-Mar-04 19:11 
Generaldetect my NIC device is connected to the LAN Pinmembertangming05205-Feb-04 20:04 
GeneralIf not connected Pinmembergcolsani7-Oct-03 11:00 
Generalthis example juste come from... Pinmemberscoubidou944@hotmail.com21-Aug-03 5:39 
GeneralRe: this example juste come from... PinmemberRyszard Krakowiak26-Aug-03 2:28 
Questionwhy I can't pass link? PinmemberShinypro8-Dec-02 21:17 
AnswerRe: why I can't pass link? PinmemberRyszard Krakowiak12-Dec-02 21:26 
GeneralProtocol independent way of getting MAC PinmemberGoran Car30-Aug-02 9:39 
GeneralRe: Protocol independent way of getting MAC Pinmembereta10-Sep-03 10:37 
GeneralRe: Protocol independent way of getting MAC Pinmemberzero.sg5-Feb-04 20:14 
GeneralRe: Protocol independent way of getting MAC Pinmemberfunvill7-Jul-06 11:34 
GeneralMAC from multiple sources. PinmemberPeter Donahue14-May-02 9:51 
GeneralVery very good job. PinmemberVCPP615-Nov-04 19:25 
GeneralRe: MAC from multiple sources. Pinmembersizheng6-Jul-05 23:30 

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