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EJBasile
Aug 25, 2004, 12:54 PM
Hi, to allow a computer to use the wireless network at my house you have to enter in a "MAC" code. On an apple machine with Airport, where would you find the MAC code?

Thanks,
EJBasile

kgarner
Aug 25, 2004, 12:59 PM
Should be System Preferences > Network > Airport and then it is listed in that pane.

yellow
Aug 25, 2004, 03:41 PM
OR

ifconfig | grep -A 5 en1 | grep ether


yellow% ifconfig | grep -A 5 en1 | grep ether
ether 00:0v:93:p1:wx:8k

kettle
Aug 25, 2004, 04:05 PM
..and I thought this would be another pointless thread about using MAC or Mac with inappropriate context.

Well done, no tears before bedtime. ;)

Koree
Aug 25, 2004, 04:09 PM
..and I thought this would be another pointless thread about using MAC or Mac with inappropriate context.

Well done, no tears before bedtime. ;)

Same here :o

Koree

tomf87
Aug 25, 2004, 07:02 PM
OR

ifconfig | grep -A 5 en1 | grep ether


yellow% ifconfig | grep -A 5 en1 | grep ether
ether 00:0v:93:p1:wx:8k

Why the double grep? ifconfig en1 | grep ether works for me.. Just curious to see if your system acted differently somehow..


mac:~ user$ ifconfig en1 | grep ether
ether 00:03:93:ee:c0:84
mac:~ user$

yellow
Aug 25, 2004, 08:10 PM
Ah, mainly because I've never read the man page on ifconfig and didn't know I could specify an interface directly. Thanks for the heads up!

12ibookg4
Aug 25, 2004, 08:20 PM
its also on the label on the outside of the box