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Wayne Chen updated April 27, 2016 at 1:55 PM

Purpose

This wiki is a quick reference to finding a MAC address on:

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See this wiki for a more detailed procedure with screenshots.

Linux

  1. In a privileged terminal session, type ifconfig
  2. This will show you a list of network adapters installed. The MAC address is referred here as the HWaddr
  3. If you have a wireless card, then you will see more than one MAC address. Make sure you register the right MAC address
  4. To find your wireless MAC address, type iwconfig. Your wired MAC will be the other one listed in ifconfig.

Windows

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  1. Click the Start icon
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Select Classic View
  4. Click Network Connections
  5. Right-click the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties.
  6. Hover your mouse underneath the text box under Connect using. Your MAC address will appear under the tooltip.

Windows Vista

  1. Click the Start icon
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Select Classic View
  4. Click Network and Sharing Center
  5. Right-click the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties.
  6. Hover your mouse underneath the text box under Connect using. Your MAC address will appear under the tooltip.

Windows 7

  1. Click the Start icon
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Select Network and Internet
  4. Click Network and Sharing Center
  5. Select Change Adapter Settings Change Adapter Settings from the list on the left-hand side
  6. Right-click the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties.
  7. Hover your mouse underneath the text box under Connect using. Your MAC address will appear under the tooltip.

Linux

  1. In a privileged terminal session, type ifconfig
  2. This will show you a list of network adapters installed. The MAC address is referred here as the HWaddr
  3. If you have a wireless card, then you will see more than one MAC address. Make sure you register the right MAC address
  4. To find your wireless MAC address, type ifconfig. Your wired MAC will be the other one listed in ifconfig.



To use your computer on the IGPP network, you will need to register your MAC address by filling out the Host Registration Form.

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