How to find the Ethernet Hardware Address
The Ethernet Hardware Address is also referred to as:
- MAC Address (Media Access Control)
- Physical Address
- Hardware Address
- NIC Address
It consists of six sets of two-digit hexadecimal numbers. These are usually
separated by dashes or colons, but may be separated by spaces.
Also, there is a separate MAC address for your wired and wireless adapters. Make sure you are recording the appropriate address.
Here's how to find it:
Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
1) Go to Start - Programs - Accessories - Command Prompt.
2) At the prompt type ipconfig /all
3) You'll see a number in the Physical Address field in the format of 00-00-00-00-00-00
4) It will look like this.
Macintosh OS 10.3 and above
1) In "System Preferences", select "Network".
2) On the pulldown menu, select your Airport or Ethernet adapter, depending on whether you want the wireless or wired address.
3) Click on the "Airport", "Ethernet", or the "Advanced" tab, look for the "Airport ID" or "Ethernet ID".
4) That's the number.
1) At the command prompt type: ifconfig
2) Look for something in the form: HWaddr 00:01:03:DE:9C:BA
Apple iPhone (Wireless)
Go to Settings --> General --> About
Android Phone (Wireless)
Menu, settings (or just use settings if they have it as an app),
Wireless and Networks-> wi-fi settings,
On this screen (has "turn on wifi", "add network", etc.), press menu,
choose "advanced", should be listed here, as long as wireless is turned on.