ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) is a protocol used to find an address from the link layer (Ethernet, for example) from the network layer address (such as an IP address).

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how does 'ping' command really work?

How does the ping command really work? Specifically where does the ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) come into picture? I was asked this question in an interview and I was not able to come up with ...
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What are the purposes of the addresses in this ARP table?

I've seen this on my Windows 7 computer, and searches have turned up others in Vista/7 who have seen the same. However, I've not yet found (or perhaps have just missed) a good explanation for this. ...
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What layer of the TCP/IP network does ARP belong to? [closed]

I'm working my way through the Sams teach yourself TCP/IP book and it say's that the Address Resolution Protocol belongs at the Internet layer. Is this true? Other sources claim it is a Network ...
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Windows 7: The ARP entry addition failed: Access is denied

I'm on Windows 7 and am trying to assign a static arp entry for my default gateway using the command: arp -s 172.24.7.254 00-05-01-f9-28-00 172.24.1.20 But I get the following error: The ARP ...
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Windows method to detect ARP Poisoning in my local network (LAN)?

(This question comes from this thread, and is intended to remain as a reference question/answer pair for more generic ARP network detection not limited to WiFi, or without the need of the specific ...
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Window 8 machine cannot ping devices on same subnet

After returning from vacation during which several Windows updates were applied and my router suffered a hard power cycle, my Windows 8 Desktop can no longer ping other devices on the same subnet. ...
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Does the order of entries in the routing table matter?

Does the routing order matter: > route -n Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface 123.x.x.151 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.255 UH ...
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Given a PC's MAC address, can I find its IP?

Is there a way to get the IP address when all you have is the MAC of an item?
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Can someone explain how this happened?

I seem to be having some odd results when running netdiscover on my home network. From the cable modem to my scanner (skipping a few peripherals), here's the basic layout: The cable modem is ...
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What adds these Multicast IPs to the ARP table, as static entries?

(Similar to my previous question, but addressing a separate aspect which has gone unanswered.) I've seen this on my Windows 7 computer, and searches have turned up others in Vista/7 who have seen the ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot connect to one specific device on LAN

I just changed out an old Linksys WRT54GS wireless router for a TP-Link TL-WR841N wireless router. I immediately flashed the router to use DD-WRT. Everything went seamlessly except that my Windows 8....
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arp requesting to another subnet, how?

I’m wondering if I have a computer in subnet A with IP address 192.168.123.1, and a computer with IP address 192.168.124.1 in a different subnet. Both networks are connected with a router. If I want ...