How to find your Mac Address
MAC address (Media Access Control address
) is a 12 character identifier for your network adapter. In theory, it is unique for each network adapter. The first half of the MAC address (OUI
) gives information about the manufacturer.
How to get your MAC address
For routers/modems provided ISPs, the MAC address is normally written below.
- Go to the Start Menu and select the Run option
- Enter cmd to open the command prompt window.
- Copy and paste the command ipconfig. For XP users, use the command getmac instead.
- You will find the MAC address in the section labelled as Physical Address. It is series of 6 groups of numbers and letters.
- Open a terminal and type the following command: ifconfig
- The MAC address is written next to HWaddr
Mac OS X
- Apple menu > About this Mac > More info > Network.
- Tap on Settings > Wi-Fi
- Tap on the Menu key (3 vertical dots) > Advanced
- The MAC address is listed in this section.
- Go to Settings > General > About > WiFi Address
- Go to Settings > About > More Info > MAC address
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