Hardware Address

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How to Find Hardware Address

  • Make sure your Ethernet cable is plugged in while completing these steps
  • Hardware address can also be referred to as Mac Address or Physical Address
  • Use the steps from the appropriate section below to find your computer's Mac Address

Windows 7

  • At the bottom right corner of the screen click on Network > Open Network and Sharing Center

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  • Click on "Change Adapter Settings"

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  • Select "Local Area Connection"

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  • Click on "Details"

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  • The MAC Address is the "Physical Address" listed in the table

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Windows 8

  • On the tile screen, select the desktop tile

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  • In the lower right corner, right click on the network icon and choose "Open Network and Sharing Center"

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  • In the left column, choose "Change Adapter Settings"

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  • Select the Ethernet Connection

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  • Click on "Details"

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  • The MAC Address is the "Physical Address" listed in the table

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Windows 10

  • In the lower right corner, right click on the network icon and choose "Open Network and Sharing Center"

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  • In the left column, choose "Change Adapter Settings"

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  • Double-click the Ethernet Connection

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  • Click on "Details"

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  • The MAC Address is the "Physical Address" listed in the table

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OS X

  • Go to System Preferences and select Network

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  • Make sure Ethernet is selected on the left side menu and click on "Advanced"

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  • Click on the far right tab called "Hardware"

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  • Mac Address is listed at the top

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Linux

  • Click on the Network Connection Icon in the upper right corner and select "Connection Information"

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  • The "Hardware Address" is listed in the table, that is the MAC Address

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