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How Do I Find My Computer's MAC Address?

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Functional GroupTechnical Resources: Network
The steps for determining your computer's Media Access Control (MAC) address will vary depending on what operating system you are running on your computer. Please see the steps below for obtaining your MAC address for Windows and MAC OS X.

Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10

1. Press the User-added image (Win+R keys) simultaneously to bring up the Run Command
2. Type cmd and press Enter to bring up a Command Prompt window.
Run command

3. At the command prompt, type: getmac and then press Enter

4. The MAC Address is noted as the Physical Address in the command prompt window. An example of a MAC Address would be: 00:0a:95:9d:68:16
MAC address

Mac OS X

1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences. In System Preferences, from the View menu, select Network.
System Preferences

2. In the Network preference window, click a network port (e.g., Ethernet, AirPort, Wi-Fi)
3. From the list of interfaces, select either Wi-Fi or Ethernet (whichever is being used)
4. After selecting the desired interface, click on the Hardware tab
5. The current MAC Address for the selected interface will be displayed. An example of a MAC Address would be: 00:0a:95:9d:68:16
Hardware Tab

Note: Advanced Mac OS X users can also find the MAC Address using the Terminal using the steps below:
1. Open a Terminal Window
2. Use the ifconfig command from a Terminal window to display the current network configuration
4. Typically an en0 connection will be your Ethernet connection and en1 will be wireless. If only a wireless connection is being used then en0 will be that specific connection. The MAC address will be preceded by the word ether before the MAC Address for both Ethernet and wireless connections

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