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How to find my MAC address on Mac OS X?

These instructions explain how to find MAC address on your device with Mac OS X.

The first way

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    Select System Preference from the Apple menu.

    Select "System Preference" from the "Apple menu".
  2. 2

    Then, select Network.

    Then, select "Network".
  3. 3

    On the next screen select Wi-Fi and click on Advanced.

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    On this screen, you will see the MAC address. Also, you can click on the Hardware tab.

    On this screen, you will see the MAC address. You can click on the "Hardware" tab.

The second way

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    Select About This Mac from the Apple menu.

    Select "About This Mac" from the "Apple menu".
  2. 2

    Then click on System Report.

    Then click on "System Report".
  3. 3

    Here you can see your MAC address.

    Here you can see your MAC address.

The third way

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    Yet another way to get your MAC address on newer versions of Mac OS X is a search for the network Utility.app, if you have this, you launch the application.

    Launch "network Utility.app".

Using terminal

Another way to find MAC address on Mac OS X is by using the terminal.

  1. 1

    Launch the terminal.

    Launch the terminal.
  2. 2

    Type ifconfig in the terminal.

    Type "ifconfig" in the terminal.

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