Finding MAC code on Apple

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by EJBasile, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. macrumors 65816

    EJBasile

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    #1
    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
     
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    kgarner

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    #2
    Should be System Preferences > Network > Airport and then it is listed in that pane.
     
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    yellow

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    Portland, OR
    #3
    OR

    ifconfig | grep -A 5 en1 | grep ether


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

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    #4
    ooohh!

    ..and I thought this would be another pointless thread about using MAC or Mac with inappropriate context.

    Well done, no tears before bedtime. ;)
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    #5
    Same here :eek:

    Koree
     
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    tomf87

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    #6
    Why the double grep? ifconfig en1 | grep ether works for me.. Just curious to see if your system acted differently somehow..

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

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    #7
    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!
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Dec 22, 2003
    #8
    its also on the label on the outside of the box
     

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