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How do I find out the MAC address of my computer?


Note Staff will need to contact Information services to register the MAC addresses of their wired devices ( How do I do that? )


Apple Mac OS X (Tiger)

  • From the Apple in the upper left hand corner choose System Preferences
  • Click on the Network icon
  • From the Show menu Select Airport (for Wireless) or Built in Ethernet (for Wired)
    • For the Built in Ethernet (for Wired) the MAC address will be at the top of the Ethernet tab as the Ethernet ID.
      The MAC address is the 12 character address e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD 
    • For the Airport (for Wireless) the MAC address will be at the top of the AirPort tab as the AirPort ID (or on the TCP/IP tab, again as the AirPort ID ). The MAC address is the 12 character address e.g. 00:14:67:F0:56:A4
  • To find your Computer Name go back to System Preferences and click on Sharing , your computer's name should be in the computer name box at the top of this window.

To use your computer on the AU network you will need to register this MAC address ( How do I do this? )

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Apple Mac OS X (Snow Leopard/Leopard)

  • From the Apple in the upper left hand corner choose System Preferences
  • Click on the Network icon
  • Select Ethernet for Wired or Airport for Wireless
  • Click on the Advanced button
  • Click on the Ethernet tab
  • Your MAC address will be at the top of this window as your Ethernet ID . The MAC address is the 12 character address e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD 

To use your computer on the AU network you will need to register this MAC address ( How do I do this? )

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Linux

  • In a privileged terminal session type: ifconfig
  • This will show you a list of the network adapters installed. The MAC address is referred to here as the HWaddr
  • If you have a wireless card you will see more then one MAC Address, make sure you register the right MAC address.
  • To pick out your wireless MAC address type: iwconfig - your Wired one will be the other one

To use your computer on the AU network you will need to register this MAC address ( How do I do this? )

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Vista

  • Click the Start icon
  • Click Control Panel
  • Select Classic View
  • Click Network and Sharing Center
  • Select Manage Network Connections from the list on the left hand side
  • Right click on the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties - you will have a separate MAC address for your wireless card and your Ethernet (LAN) card. Make sure you use the correct one.
  • Hover your mouse over the text box underneath connect using .  Your MAC address will appear in the tooltip and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD

To use your computer on the AU network you will need to register this MAC address ( How do I do this? )

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Windows 7

  • Click the Start icon
  • Click Control Panel
  • Select Network and Internet
  • Click Network and Sharing Center
  • Select Change Adapter Settings from the list on the left hand side
  • Right click on the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties
    You will have a separate icon for your wireless card; your Ethernet (LAN) card and your Virtual WiFi MiniPort adapter (if you have one), each with their own MAC address. Make sure you select the correct one.
  • Hover your mouse over the text box underneath connect using . Your MAC address will appear in the tooltip and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD

To use your computer on the AU network you will need to register this MAC address ( How do I do this? )

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Windows 8

  • On the Start screen, type Network and Sharing
  • Under the search box, select Settings
  • Click Network and Sharing Center

Windows 8 Menu

  • Select Change Adapter Settings from the list on the left hand side
  • Right click on the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties
    You will have a separate icon for your wireless card; your Ethernet (LAN) card and your Virtual WiFi MiniPort adapter (if you have one), each with their own MAC address. Make sure you select the correct one.
  • Hover your mouse over the text box underneath connect using . Your MAC address will appear in the tooltip and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD

To use your computer on the AU network you will need to register this MAC address ( How do I do this? )

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Nokia mobile phones

  • On the home screen, enter *#MAC0WLAN# or *#62209526#
  • Your MAC address will appear as a popup and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD

To use your phone on the AU network you will need to register this MAC address ( How do I do this? )

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BlackBerry

  • On the home screen, press Menu key.
  • Select Options .
  • Select Status .
  • You should be able to view WLAN MAC address on this

To use your BlackBerry on the AU network you will need to register this MAC address ( How do I do this? )

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Android

The menu screens for a specific Android phone may vary slightly in terminology but the instructions are the same:

  • From your home screen navigate to your All apps / programs menu and Select Settings from the list

Android menu

 

Android menu

  • Select About Phone

android menu

  • Select Hardware Information or Status

android menu

  • On the list that appears look for Wi-Fi MAC Address

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To use your Android device on the AU network you will need to register this MAC address ( How do I do this? )

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