On linux I see all connected IPv6 addresses to my wlan adapter with

ping6 ff02::1%wlan0 | head

but how can I achieve this on OSX?


On OSX the wifi device has another name, usually "en1", so this works on OSX:

ping6 ff02::1%en1 | head

you find out the name with


and look for a device that has an IP in a line precieding "inet" with an IP that is within your network

  • If ifconfig is not present on your system, use ip a s – rubo77 Dec 31 '17 at 7:12

That article might be of some help: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-test-ipv6-network-with-ping6-command/


If you read the MAN page about ping6 then it would be:

The following will probe hostnames for all nodes on the network link attached to wi0 interface. The address ff02::1 is named the link-local all-node multicast address, and the packet would reach every node on the network link.

ping6 -w ff02::1%wi0


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