Obtain the MAC/Hardware Address of Your Network Card

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  1. Open a command prompt (usually by simply typing cmd).
  2. Type ipconfig /all and press Enter.
  3. Record the physical address listed in the format 00-00-00-00-00-00


  1. From Finder select Go and then Utilities.
  2. Select the Network Utility.
  3. From the dropdown list, select the desired network adapter.
  4. The physical address is listed in the format 00:00:00:00:00:00


  1. Open a shell.
  2. Type ifconfig | grep HWaddr
  3. The HWaddr is listed in the format 00:00:00:00:00:00