MacOS - Finding your MAC Address

Issue/Question

  • How do I find the MAC address for my computer?
  • How do I find the network adapter address for my computer?

Environment

  • Oregon State University
  • Wired or Wireless Network
  • macOS

Explanation

The MAC address is a unique number associated with your device's network adapter. It is also called a Physical Address, Hardware Address, Ethernet ID or network adapter address on various systems. Your device's MAC address must be registered in order to receive network access on the OSU wired network.

Resolution

  1. Click the Apple (upper left corner).  Select System Preferences.
  2. Select the Network control panel.
  3. To find your wired network adapter address, select EthernetAdvancedHardware. Your MAC Address will be listed on the Hardware tab.

  4. To find your wireless network adapter address, select Wi-Fi and then Advanced. Your Wi-Fi MAC Address will be listed on the Wi-Fi page.

 

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Details

Article ID: 49763
Created
Wed 3/7/18 11:15 AM
Modified
Fri 8/21/20 3:15 PM

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