2/23/102:21 pm Forum Question: M.A.C. Address Gary, how do you find the MAC Address for aMacintosh computer? — Rick Torchia Comments: One Response to “M.A.C. Address” Gary Rosenzweig 2/23/10 @ 2:28 pm FYI — for everyone else — The “MAC” address is the Media Access Control address of your computer or device’s network hardware. It is a unique id for your computer. If you have a Mac with Airport and Ethernet, you have a unique IP address for both of those. It is useful for things like granting access to only specific computers on a network, or figuring out which device is yours on a network. Go to System Preferences, Network, select your Ethernet or AirPort connection on the left, press the Advanced Button on the right. Go to the “Ethernet” tab (last one on the right) and it is the “Ethernet ID.” You can also run System Profiler (Apple menu with Option key held down, choose System Profiler). Then look under Network, Locations. It is listed as Hardware (MAC) Address — there is a different one for Ethernet, Firewire and Airport. Comments Closed. View all Forum Questions Welcome to MacMostMacMost is brought to you ad-free thanks to its supporters! Learn about the Patreon campaign and find out how you can join Club MacMost! Free MacMost Weekly Newsletter Want all of the new tutorials in your inbox? Sign up for the free weekly newsletter that includes tips, recommendations and news. Learn More From MacMost Online Course: macOS Sierra Online Course: Mac iMovie Online Course: Mac Pages Online Course: Mac Numbers Online Course: Mac Keynote Online Course: Mac Security Book: 101 Mac Tips Connect with MacMostSubscribe at iTunes to the MacMost video podcast Check out the free MacMost weekly email newsletter Follow MacMost on Facebook Get updates, news and tips on Twitter Get the free MacMost app for the iPhone and iPad MacMost SectionsA Beginner’s Guide to the Mac Videos by Category Video Archive Top Apple-Related News Apple Rumors All Recent Apple News Virus and Malware Information Center Free iPhone Ringtones iPhone App Recommendations Quick Tips MacMost Online Courses MacMost Recommended Products Popular PagesPrintable Keyboard Shortcuts Guide to Online Password Security Uninstalling Mac Apps How to Get Free iPhone Ringtones Extending iPhone Battery Life Make Your Own iPhone Ringtones Syncing Your iPod to More Than One Computer iMovie Picture-In-Picture QuickTime Player Screen Recording Shut Down or Sleep Do Macs Need Anti-Virus? Popular TopicsFinder • iPad • iPhone • Mac Software • iMovie • Pages • Safari • Web • Numbers • Security • Keynote • Photos and iPhoto • iTunes • iOS • Video • System Preferences • Mail • iWork • Photography • iPhone Apps • GarageBand • Mac Accessories • Photos • iPhone OS • Audio InformationAbout MacMost Support MacMost MacMost Online Courses Contact MacMost MacMost Site Map MacMost Site Policies Copyright © 2006-2017 CleverMedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved.