How-to: Find MAC Address on OS-X

Find your MAC address on OS-XIf you travel around a lot, as I do, then you’ll often find the more secure locations with computer networks want to know the MAC address of any mobile devices you want to attach to their networks.

The MAC address is one way for wireless networks to restrict access to only those devices they can identify. You’ll need to give your MAC Address to the network manager to add your device to the list of registered devices so that you can use the network.

We don’t really cover things-Macintosh here, but since we had a request, here’s how to find your Mac’s MAC address on OS-X. AJS Continue reading

How-to: Discover MAC Address on Linux

Find MAC Address on LinuxIf you travel around a lot, as I do, then you’ll often find the more secure locations with computer networks want to know the MAC address of any mobile devices you want to attach to their networks.

The MAC address is one way for wireless networks to restrict access to only those devices they can identify. You’ll need to give your MAC Address to the network manager to add your device to the list of registered devices so that you can use the network.

The method for Linux Mint follows. AJS Continue reading

How-to: Find MAC Address on Windows

Find MAC Address on WindowsIf you travel around a lot, as I do, then you’ll often find the more secure locations with computer networks want to know the MAC address of any mobile devices you want to attach to their networks.

The MAC address is one way for wireless networks to restrict access to only those devices they can identify. You’ll need to give your MAC Address to the network manager to add your device to the list of registered devices so that you can use the network.

The method for each of Windows 7/8, Vista and XP follow, although it’s typical for Windows that you need twice as many mouse clicks and key presses to get to the MAC address! AJS Continue reading

How-to: Discover MAC Address on Android

Hardware MAC address on AndroidIf you travel around a lot, as I do, then you’ll often find the more secure locations with computer networks want to know the MAC address of any mobile devices you want to attach to their networks.

The MAC address is one way for wireless networks to restrict access to only those devices they can identify. You’ll need to give your MAC Address to the network manager to add your device to the list of registered devices so that you can use the network.

The method for stock Android (from my trusty HTC) follows. AJS

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