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hi i would like to know what program i would need to sniff out a mac address 5 miles from my location can anyone help me many thanx keith

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-1: Doesn't make sense. At all... –  Wuffers Nov 14 '10 at 16:31
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You lay 5 miles of CAT5 down back to the network's router. –  Phoshi Nov 15 '10 at 15:03

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The MAC address of a machine is visible only to the local network. Therefore, you need to have access to that LAN by being on it or being able to run software on a machine that is on it.

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@keith: Precisely, learn about the OSI model before you start trying anything more complicated with networking. –  MaQleod Nov 14 '10 at 19:01

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