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MAC address location?

kat.hayes

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Where do I find the MAC address on my iMac? I found the
Hardware (MAC) Address: is this the same thing?

Thanks.
 

pmau

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Yes. Please note that WiFi and Ethernet (or Adapters for Thunderbolt) all have different addresses.
Each interface has one.
 
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dwfaust

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Where do I find the MAC address on my iMac? I found the
Hardware (MAC) Address: is this the same thing?

Thanks.

Yes... in System Preferences > Network ... select the connection (WiFi, Ethernet, BT, etc) and click the ADVANCED button. Then go to the HARDWARE tab and you should see the MAC address at the top of that dialog box.
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As pmau stated, there is a different hardware MAC address for each connection type.
 
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IHelpId10t5

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Open Terminal and use the "ifconfig" command. That will show you all of the interfaces on your Mac. The MAC addresses are listed as "ether: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx"
 
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