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How to Find Your MAC Address

MAC addresses are twelve characters, and can contain numbers 0-9 and letters A-F. If you have an external wireless adapter, the MAC address will probably be printed on the wireless adapter. If you have an internal wireless adapter, or the MAC address is not printed on the card, you can find the MAC address through the computer's software.

Manual Detection of Mac Address

WINDOWS 2000 or XP

  • Select Start > Run and type "command" (without quotes) and press "OK." At the command prompt, type "ipconfig/all" (with space, without quotes) and hit "Enter."
  • Find the heading that refers to your Wireless network adapter. The MAC address will be listed as the "Physical Address," approximately 3 lines below the heading.
  • You may also find the MAC address by selecting Start Run, typing "command" and pressing "ok." Then, at the command prompt, type "getmac /v" (with space, without quotes).
  • XP Tutorial
    1. To find your MAC address, go to Start Run and type "cmd." Select "OK."
    2. At command prompt, type "ipconfig /all"
    3. For your wireless Mac address look at list and find Ethernet adapter wireless connection. The Mac address will be a series of numbers and letter separated by dashes.

WINDOWS VISTA

  • Go to "Start," and type "cmd" (without quotes) in the search box and press "OK." At the command prompt, type "ipconfig /all" (with space without quotes) and hit "Enter."
  • Scroll up and find the heading that refers to your wireless network adapter. The MAC address will be listed as the physical address, approximately 3 lines below the heading.
  • Vista Tutorial
    1. Click on "Start."
    2. Click on "Search."
    3. Type "cmd."
    4. When you see the command prompt box, type "ipconfig /all" and press the "Enter" key.
    5. You will need to scroll up or down until you find the information you need. Look under the Wireless LAN adapter... heading. You will see the Physical Address and this will be your Mac address.

WINDOWS ME

  • Select Start > Run, and type "winipcfg" in the box, and select "OK." Select your wireless network card from the drop-down box and the MAC address will be given in the box labeled Adapter Address.

MACINTOSH OS9

  • Select the Apple Menu > Control Panels > Airport. The MAC address will be listed as the Airport ID.

MACINTOSH OSX

  • Select the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Network. The MAC Address will be listed as the Airport ID.
  • If you have problems finding your MAC address, or entering it in SOAR, contact the Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).