What is MAC Address: Explanation
In a LAN (Local Area Network) or another network, the Media Access Control (MAC) address is your computer’s unique hardware number. A MAC address is a unique identifier for network interfaces. The MAC address is the 12-bit hexadecimal number(48-bit number). It is written in the following format.
- Click the Start button.
- In the Run text box, type cmd. This will open the command window.
- At the command prompt, type
Finding the MAC address varies across the different Linux/Unix operating systems.
Macintosh OS 10.4 and higher:
- From the Apple icon in the upper left-hand corner of the desktop, select System Preferences.
- From the Internet & Wireless section, select Network.
- From the AirPort menu, click Advanced.
- At the bottom of the AirPort tab, the MAC address is listed as AirPort ID.
Note: If this does not work, please refer to the instruction manuals available for your particular operating system.