How to find out the MAC address of the computer? This issue is faced by many wired Internet users. The need to find out the MAC address of the computer may occur when setting up a router or other actions related to the local network.
In this article we will look at several ways that allows you to quickly find out the MAC address of your Mac. But, before proceeding to the main part of the article, one important remark should be made. The MAC address is not on the computer, but on the network card. In other words, a computer may have several MAC addresses if it has several network cards. For example, a computer might have an Ethernet network card and a WiFi module. In this case, the network card and the WiFi module will have different MAC addresses.
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How to find the MAC Address of your Mac
To determine the MAC address, you can use the following methods:
Determining the MAC Address via System Settings
- In the main menu, select “System Preferences”;
- In the window that opens, select the “Network” icon;
- In the window that opens, in the right part, select “Ethernet” in the list (if the MAC address of the computer’s network card is determined) or “Wi-Fi” (if the router’s MAC address is determined). In the left part, click on the “Advanced” button;
- In the window that opens, select the “Ethernet” tab (if the MAC address of the computer’s network card is determined) or “Hardware” (if the router’s MAC address is determined). In the window that opens, the MAC address will be displayed in the MAC Address field.
The MAC address is a unique identifier that is assigned to each network card worldwide. It allows you to identify each network node located in the broadcast network and deliver packets (data) only to this node.
Most often, the situation in which you need to know the MAC address of a network card occurs for those users who are connected to the local network of an Internet provider using the MAC address binding of a network device. I hope this article will help you understand in more detail the modern network technologies.