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How do I find MAC ID/Address??


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I have tried searching this forum and on all the apple manuals and online stuff.

Before I can get access to the wireless net at school, I have to give them my MAC address of my macbook and since I'm only a week into my Mac, from having PC's all my life, I'm unfamiliar with how to find it. Thanks!
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I have tried searching this forum and on all the apple manuals and online stuff.

Before I can get access to the wireless net at school, I have to give them my MAC address of my macbook and since I'm only a week into my Mac, from having PC's all my life, I'm unfamiliar with how to find it. Thanks!
Go to System Preferences, choose Network, double-click Airport and the MAC address is your Airport ID.
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Funnily enough, a Mac Address as nothing to do with Apple Macs. It's short for Media Access Control and is a system for making your network card unique, like a thumb impression. Even Windows Network cards have mac addresses. So either way, you would've needed this number.

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It's MAC address not Mac address.
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Besides looking it up in System Preferences or the System Profiler
1. It's on the box that it came in
2. It's on a sticker inside the battery bay (laptops) or on the back (desktops) or the CD door, or somewhere.
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click on the apple>click more info>click network>select which device you want the MAC address for.

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