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Locating your device's MAC address

Blackberry
iPhone/iPod/iTouch/iPad
Android OS
Palm OS
Web OS
Windows Mobile 6
Windows Mobile 5
Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7&8
Mac OS X

 

The Media Access Control (MAC) address is a unique 12-digit hexadecimal number assigned to the network interface (e.g. ethernet card) in your network-enabled device.

Note: Your wireless will need to be enabled in order to locate your MAC address. If you are not sure how to enable wireless on your device please refer to the instructions that came with your device.

Blackberry

  1. At the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  3. Scroll to and select Status to view the WLAN MAC address.

iPhone/iPod/iTouch/iPad

  1. To figure out the MAC address of your iPhone, start at the Home screen.
  2. Select Settings, General, then select About.
  3. Scroll down and look for Wi-Fi Address, that is your iPhone MAC address.

Android OS

  1. From the Home screen, press Menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap About phone.
  4. Tap Status.
  5. Scroll down to view the Wi-Fi MAC address.

Palm OS

Many Palm devices will have the MAC address clearly marked on the back of the device. Older Palm OS devices did not have built-in wireless capabilities and required an add-on wireless card. If the Palm device has an add-on wireless card, please refer to the manual of the add-on card for information on how to obtain the MAC address.

Web OS

  1. From the Launcher, select Device Info.
  2. Tap More Info.
  3. Select the Hardware tab.

Windows Mobile 6

  1. Enable WiFi.
  2. Click Start, Settings, Connections, WiFi Manager.
  3. In WiFi Manager, in the bottom right-hand corner, click MENU, then select About.
  4. The fourth item listed is MAC Address.

Windows Mobile 5

  1. Select Start, Settings.
  2. Select the tab for Connections, then select Wireless LAN.
  3. Select the Advanced tab.
  4. The address will be listed as MAC.

Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 & 8

  1. Go to the Start menu and click on Run (if using Windows Vista/Windows 7, go to the Start button and use the Search field.  For Windows 8, press the Windows Start key to open the Start screen).
  2. Type cmd and press the Enter key on the keyboard.
  3. At the prompt, type ipconfig /all and press Enter.
  4. The MAC address is on the Physical Address line of the window.
    Note: Some computers have more than one ethernet adapter and the 'ipconfig' command lists all of the network adapters on the computer. Please find the one that describes your wireless card by looking at the Description field. Also note, that the physical addresses that are listed under the 'Tunnel adapters' and/or 'Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface' are not valid for Wireless Passthrough.

Mac OS X

Mac OS X (10.6)

  1. Go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
  2. Click on the Network icon.
  3. On the left side, click once on Airport to select it.
  4. On the right side, nearer to the bottom, click on the Advanced button.
  5. On the window that appears, look for Airport ID near the bottom. The Airport ID is your mac address.
  6. Click on Cancel. Close the window by click on the red dot in the upper left corner of the window.

Mac OS X (10.7, 10.8, 10.9)

  1. Go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
  2. Click on the Network icon.
  3. On the left side, click once on Wi-Fi to select it.
  4. On the right side, nearer to the bottom, click on the Advanced button.
  5. On the window that appears, look for Wi-Fi Address near the bottom. The Wi-Fi Address is your mac address.
  6. Click on Cancel. Close the window by click on the red dot in the upper left corner of the window.
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Article ID: 1035
Created: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 8:26am
Modified: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 3:24pm