How to Find the MAC Address of Your Computer

Posted On 2007-01-10 by FortyPoundHead
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This article describes a quick method to find the MAC (Media Access Control) address of the network adapter or adapters installed in your computer.



1. Click on the Start Menu.

2. Click on ''Run...''

3. Type ''cmd'' without quotes and press Enter.

4. At the command prompt, type ''ipconfig /all'' without quotes.

5. Your MAC Address is listed under ''Physical Address'' as a series of 6 groups of two digits, letters and numbers, separated by dashes.


1. If you''re running Linux, use the ifconfig command. You may need to reference it from your /bin or /sbin directories.

Mac OS X

1. Choose "System Preferences..." from the Apple menu. Then select "Network." Double-click on "Airport" or "Built-in Ethernet" depending on how you access the Internet or your network.

2. Notice that your MAC Address is called an Airport ID or Ethernet ID.

Your MAC Address can also be found with third party networking utilities, or by checking the network adapter properties under Device Manager.'

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