To start, we can pick any address from the 32 IP addresses we converted above. Let’s pick a random one like 126.96.36.199
1. First convert the address 188.8.131.52 to binary:
11100011 : 10001010 : 00000000 : 00000001
We’re only concerned with the red colored portion which represents the low-order 23bits of the IP address.
Notice that we are dropping the high order bit of the second octet.
2. Convert those 23 bits to hexadecimal:
3. We already know that the first 3-bytes (24 bits) of the MAC address is 01:00:5E. This was established earlier in the article. Simply append the result on step 2 to the first 3-bytes and you have your MAC address:
*You can pick any of the 32 Ip addresses we have on the list above and you will always get 01:00:5E:0A:00:01 as your MAC address following the steps just mentioned.