Example Programs

Programmatically Find IP & MAC Address of Devices on Network Using LabVIEW

Products and Environment

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  • LabVIEW

Code and Documents



This VI uses the System Configuration API to query MAX for the Hostname, IP address, and MAC address of each relevant item on your network.


This VI returns the data as an array of the Hostname, IP address, and MAC address.


  • LabVIEW 2012 (or compatible)

Steps to Implement or Execute Code

  1. Run the VI.
  2. See the Hostname, IP address, and MAC address of each relevant network item on the front panel.

Additional Information or References
VI Snippet


**This document has been updated to meet the current required format for the NI Code Exchange.**

Fred Visser -- SystemLink R&D -- National Instruments

Example code from the Example Code Exchange in the NI Community is licensed with the MIT license.

Member wsaall

I have LV 2009, how I can use it?

Could you please show the VI's name so I can search for it.