The MAC address is a globally unique number of the network card and is assigned during manufacture. It is required by the HRZ for troubleshooting and in some areas for IP allocation (DHCP/BOOTP) and security. The address is usually represented as 6 two-digit hexadecimal numbers separated by dashes or colons, e.g. 00:00:C0:11:24:4a
If the MAC address is displayed as 44-45-53-54-00-00, this is not correct! (see below).
How do I find out the MAC adress?
On almost all current network cards there is a sticker with the MAC address, often with the addition “Node Address” or “Hardware Address”. The serial number may look similar, but usually has nothing to do with the MAC address.
How do I find out the MAC adress using Windows?
From the command line you can use ipconfig /all to output the network configuration. The MAC address is the physical address.
How do I find out the MAC adress using Linux?
With /sbin/ifconfig you get the interface data displayed. The MAC is the HWAddr for the interface eth0.
How do I find out the MAC adress using MAC OS?
In the apple menu you can access a screen via Apple System Profiler/Network Overview/AppleTalk. There you find the MAC address as hardware address.