need help finding mac address.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by WheatiesXD, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. WheatiesXD macrumors newbie

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    so i want to find the mac address on a computer at school (theres many. doesnt matter which one) how would i do this when system preferences is blocked? :confused:
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 601

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    Why would you want the MAC address of a system? It's of no use except at Layer 2.
     
  3. Alt10 macrumors newbie

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    In the terminal type "ifconfig enX | grep ether"
    The X is either 0 (ethernet) or 1 (airport)
     
  4. WheatiesXD thread starter macrumors newbie

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    macfilters. not saying anything else but that.

    terminal is blocked also. its a school computer, they block a lot of apps.
     
  5. corbywan macrumors regular

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    How about the Network Utility app in Utilities?

    That is, unless you are doing something you are not supposed to be doing...
     
  6. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah he said he couldn't access System Preferences. Anyways why do you need the MAC Address for?

    -iGrant
     
  7. belvdr macrumors 601

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    He only said macfilters, which I assume he means MAC filters. Either way, he's being shady, so I'm dropping out of this help request. If he can't give a legit reason for something like this, it really sounds like he's trying to bypass security so I'll let him sort it out.
     
  8. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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    ditto
     
  9. WheatiesXD thread starter macrumors newbie

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