assuming I can access router only. There is a machine#1 connected directly to the router through LAN and it hosts separate ad-hoc wifi. Now machine#2 using bridged connection connects to router through machine#1 using mentioned ad-hoc. With access only to router can I detect machine#2 or not? According to my knowledge router only displays MAC of machine#1 but I might be wrong.

Thanks for answering.


Assuming the use of TCP/IP networking, yes you can. It will list the IP address (and MAC) in the ARP table.

Depending on the configuration of your network, that IP address may be from a different range than the ones your routers DHCP server gives out.

  • No, it will not. If machine#1 is using NAT, only its IP or MAC will ever show up. – ThoriumBR Feb 26 '17 at 1:49
  • NAT not relevant here as everything is happening on the LAN & the WiFi is bridged. – Julian Knight Mar 6 '17 at 23:19

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