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How do I find a MAC network address on an apple computer running OS X

Discussion in 'Technology' started by alexd, May 31, 2010.

  1. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    I have a wireless router and need to find the MAC address of my friend's apple laptop to enter that info into the router's settings. I am a PC guy and know how to find it on a PC, but what do I do to find it on her apple ?
  2. xtcfreak

    xtcfreak TRIBE Member

    open a terminal and ifconfig should sort you out.

  3. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    Open 'System Preferences' (usually found in the Dock) and select Network. Pick a location and specify the interface whose MAC address is desired in the Show: drop down list. For 'Built-in Ethernet', select the Ethernet tab. Read the MAC address labeled 'Ethernet ID:'.

    For wireless, select 'Airport' in the Show: dialog. Read the MAC address labeled 'Airport ID:'.

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