Thursday November 21, 2019

Finding IP and MAC on computer using Linux or Macintosh

Finding IP and MAC on computer using Linux or Macintosh

How to find the IP and MAC of your computer using Linux or Macintosh Operating System

From the Apple icon in the upper left-hand corner of the desktop, select System Preferences.

From the Internet & Wireless section, select Network.

From the AirPort menu, click on the Advanced button.

At the bottom of the AirPort tab, the MAC address is listed as AirPort ID.  Copy down the twelve digit alphanumeric string.

To exit, click on the Cancel button of the AirPort info, then click on the red button in the upper left corner of the Network window.

For older version of Macintosh Operating System, follow these instructions:

From the Apple Menu at top left of the desktop, select System Preferences > Network.

Select Show: Built-in Ethernet in the pull down menu.

Click Ethernet.

Your adapter’s MAC address is the characters in Ethernet ID.

For computers using Linux/Unix based Operating system, follow the instructions below:

Finding the MAC address varies across the different Linux/Unix operating systems.  In many systems, the following command will return the MAC address:

ifconfig -a

If this does not work, please refer to the instruction manuals available from your particular operating system’s website.


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