A MAC address (Media Access Control) is a unique hardware number assigned to a Network Interface Card. It is 12- digit and contains numbers and letters. It may have several different names, the MAC address is sometimes called Ethernet Address, Hardware Address, Network Address or Physical Address depending on the manufacturer.

Examples of possible MAC addresses:




How to find your MAC address?


Type /sbin/ifconfig –a at the shell prompt, then press Enter or Return.

/!\ You will find the hardware address listed after HWaddr.

Windows 7

/!\ Under the settings for your ethernet connection you will see your MAC address listed by physical address.



Go to the Settings --> General --> About

/!\ The Wi-Fi address is your MAC address.

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mac_address (last edited 2014-11-17 10:58:01 by SimoneWassberg)