Friday, 9 March 2012

What is MAC ID? How can I find out the MAC ID ?

 
NIC,Network adpter,Physical address

MAC ID is the physical address of your laptop. It has twelve alphanumeric characters separated into six groups of two characters. Each group is separated by a hyphen. An example for a MAC ID is as follows: 00-14-85-0D-37-29.A Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on the physical network segment.
                  MAC addresses are most often assigned by the manufacturer of a network interface card (NIC) and are stored in its hardware, the card's read-only memory, or some other firmware mechanism. If assigned by the manufacturer, a MAC address usually encodes the manufacturer's registered identification number and may be referred to as the burned-in address. It may also be known as an Ethernet hardware address (EHA), hardware address or physical address. A network node may have multiple NICs and will then have one unique MAC address per NIC.
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How can I find out the MAC ID of my PC or Laptop?
 There are several method to find out MAc id or Physical id of a NIC of a Laptop or Desktop PC.


For Windows XP
1. Click Start -> Control Panel.
2. The Control Panel window opens. Click Network and Internet Connections..
3. The Network and Internet Connections window opens. Click Network Connections.
4. The Network Connection window opens. Double-click Local Area Connection icon.
5. The Local Area Connection Status dialog opens. Click Support tab.
6. Click Details button
7. The value corresponding to Physical Address is the MAC ID of the system.

For Windows Vista and Windows 7
1. Click Windows icon -> Control Panel
2. The Control Panel window opens. Click Network and Sharing Center.
3. The Network and Sharing Center window opens. Click View Status
4. The Local Area Connection Status dialog box opens. Click Details button.
5. The value corresponding to Physical Address is the MAC ID of the system.

COMMAND LINE MODE
1. Click Start -> Run (Win Key+R) 
2. The Run dialog box opens. Enter the command cmd in the text box and click OK.
3. The command line editor of windows opens. Type the command ipconfig /all and press Enter key.

Command prompt,ipconfig,network configuration,Network adpter address,Physical adapter address
4. If you are using a wired Internet, then the MAC ID of the system will be the value corresponding to the Physical Address field under the Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection section. If you are using a wireless Internet then the MAC ID of the system will be the value corresponding to the Physical Address field under the Wireless Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection section.

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