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Find devices connected to your AirPort base station without AirPort Utility 5.6
Authored by: stevebr on Aug 21, '13 10:31:53AM
the arp -na command, which will list out devices it finds using the address resolution protocol. You won’t necessarily see friendly names for the devices it finds

It's the -n flag stopping the display of names: without it, arp will attempt to display host.domain names.

But the arp utility is only looking up entries in a cached table of machines yours has had some kind of connection with. This means that may see names/addresses of machines that have shut down or left the network but are still cached, and machines that yours has had no contact with may not show up at all.

Some of your other suggested methods are probably more suitable for getting an accurate list.



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