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How to Find Your MAC Address

The instructions below can used to find the the wireless or wired MAC Address for both Mac OS X and Windows computers. 

The format of the MAC address will be sets of two characters, letters and/or numbers, separated by colons or dashes. The MAC Address consists of a total of 12 characters. 

MAC Address example: AA:12:BB:34:CC:56

Windows - Wireless MAC Address
  1. Navigate to the wireless networks icon. 

    network icon

  2. Right click on the network icon. Click on Open Network and Sharing Center. 

    open network and sharing center

  3. Click on the wireless connection. 

    click on network

  4. Click on Details

    click on details

  5. The MAC Address will be listed with the property Physical Address.

    mac address

Windows - Wired MAC Address
  1. Navigate to the Network icon. 

    network icon

  2. Right click on the network icon. Click on Open Network and SharingCenter. 

    open network and sharing center

  3. Click on the Ethernet connection. 

    click on network

  4. Click on Details

    click on details

  5. The MAC Address will be listed with the property Physical Address.

    mac address

Mac OS X - Wireless MAC Address
  1. Click on the Apple icon and select System Preferences

    system preferences

  2. Click on Network

    Network

  3. Make sure that Wifi (or Airport) is selected in the column on the left and then click on Advanced

    advanced

  4. The MAC address will be shown at the bottom of the Wi-Fi (or Airport) section. 

    mac address

Mac OS X - Wired MAC Address
  1. Click on the Apple icon and select System Preferences.

    system preferences

  2. Click on Network.

    Network

  3. Make sure that Ethernet is selected in the column on the left and then click on Advanced.

    advanced

  4. Click on the Hardware Section. 

    hardware

  5. The MAC address will be shown. 

    mac address

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