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== Windows ==
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== Windows XP ==
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On Windows machines, the "MAC address" is called "Physical Address."<br>
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On Windows XP machines, the MAC address is called Physical Address.<br>
Please follow the instructions below to find the physical address of your network card.<br><br>
Please follow the instructions below to find the physical address of your network card.<br><br>
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Go to Start --> Run<br>
Go to Start --> Run<br>
[[Image:WinStart.png]]<br><br>
[[Image:WinStart.png]]<br><br>
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You will see a lot of text similar to the picture below. Please find the section called "Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection" and look for the line that says "Physical Address." Physical address should look something like the highlighted portion of the picture below. If you see several "Local Area Connections," the first one will likely be the one you need.<br>
You will see a lot of text similar to the picture below. Please find the section called "Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection" and look for the line that says "Physical Address." Physical address should look something like the highlighted portion of the picture below. If you see several "Local Area Connections," the first one will likely be the one you need.<br>
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[[Image:Macaddr.png]]
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[[Image:Macaddr.png]]<br><br>
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== Windows Vista / Windows 7 ==
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On Windows Vista machines, the MAC address is called Physical Address.<br>
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Please follow the instructions below to find the physical address of your network card.<br><br>
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Click the blue Start button in the bottom left corner.<br>
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Enter cmd and press enter.<br>
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[[Image:win7ip1.png]]
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Type ipconfig /all and press enter.<br>
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Find the Ethernet Adapter Local Area connection and the Physical Address under it.<br>
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== Mac ==<br>
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== Mac ==
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On Macintosh machines, the "Mac Address" is called "Ethernet ID."
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On Macintosh machines, the "Mac Address" is called "Ethernet ID."<br>
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Please follow the instructions below to find the Ethernet ID of your network card.
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Please follow the instructions below to find the Ethernet ID of your network card.<br><br>
Click the apple in the top left corner and then click "System Preferences."<br>
Click the apple in the top left corner and then click "System Preferences."<br>
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Once it opens, click "Network" icon to open the network section.
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Once it opens, click "Network" icon to open the network section.<br>
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[[Image:Sys_pref.png]]<br><Br>
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[[Image:Sys_pref.png]]<br><br>
Highlight the "Ethernet" section on the left and click "Advanced" button on the bottom of that window.<br>
Highlight the "Ethernet" section on the left and click "Advanced" button on the bottom of that window.<br>
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[[Image:Ether.PNG]]
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[[Image:Ether.PNG]]<br><br>
Click "Ethernet" tab on top.<br>
Click "Ethernet" tab on top.<br>
Look for the line that says "Ethernet ID:" This is the address you need.<br>
Look for the line that says "Ethernet ID:" This is the address you need.<br>
[[Image:Mac_addr.PNG]]
[[Image:Mac_addr.PNG]]
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== Linux ==
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On Linux, MAC address is called Hardware address.<br>
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Please follow the instructions below to locate it.
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Open a terminal window and type "/sbin/ifconfig" w/o quotes.<br>
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If you're not sure how to open terminal, try pressing ALT-F2 and type "terminal" w/o quotes in the search window that comes up.
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Look for a line that looks like the one highlighted below.<br>
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[[Image:Linux.mac.png ]]
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The text that follows "HWaddr" in the form XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX is your mac address.

Current revision as of 23:09, 17 November 2009

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Windows XP

On Windows XP machines, the MAC address is called Physical Address.
Please follow the instructions below to find the physical address of your network card.

Go to Start --> Run
Image:WinStart.png

Enter "cmd" (without quotes) and click OK. You should see a black window like the one below, the command prompt:
Image:WinCMD.png

Please type the following inside: "ipconfig /all" (without quotes) and press enter.
Image:WinIPConfig.png

You will see a lot of text similar to the picture below. Please find the section called "Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection" and look for the line that says "Physical Address." Physical address should look something like the highlighted portion of the picture below. If you see several "Local Area Connections," the first one will likely be the one you need.
Image:Macaddr.png


Windows Vista / Windows 7

On Windows Vista machines, the MAC address is called Physical Address.
Please follow the instructions below to find the physical address of your network card.

Click the blue Start button in the bottom left corner.


Enter cmd and press enter.
Image:win7ip1.png




Type ipconfig /all and press enter.
Image:win7ip2.png




Find the Ethernet Adapter Local Area connection and the Physical Address under it.
Image:win7ip3.png



Mac

On Macintosh machines, the "Mac Address" is called "Ethernet ID."
Please follow the instructions below to find the Ethernet ID of your network card.

Click the apple in the top left corner and then click "System Preferences."
Once it opens, click "Network" icon to open the network section.
Image:Sys_pref.png

Highlight the "Ethernet" section on the left and click "Advanced" button on the bottom of that window.
Image:Ether.PNG

Click "Ethernet" tab on top.
Look for the line that says "Ethernet ID:" This is the address you need.
Image:Mac_addr.PNG


Linux

On Linux, MAC address is called Hardware address.
Please follow the instructions below to locate it.

Open a terminal window and type "/sbin/ifconfig" w/o quotes.
If you're not sure how to open terminal, try pressing ALT-F2 and type "terminal" w/o quotes in the search window that comes up.

Look for a line that looks like the one highlighted below.
Image:Linux.mac.png

The text that follows "HWaddr" in the form XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX is your mac address.

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