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The Easiest Way to Discover a Hardware Address
« on: October 11, 2008, 04:25:35 AM »
I thought sharing this article for those who wanted to discover about hardware address.

Often, the fastest way to discover a device\'s Ethernet or Wireless hardware address is to look for a printed label. For example, if you buy an Ethernet or Wireless interface card, check the box it came in for a label; you may recognize the hardware address on the label. Other times, the actual interface may have a sticky label somewhere on it with the hardware address.

If your computer or printer has a built-in Ethernet or Wireless interface, you may find a label attached to the back or bottom of the computer displaying the hardware address.

If you find a label, make sure it really is a hardware address; the section above describes what an Ethernet or Wireless hardware address looks like. For example, if you see letters of the alphabet other than A-F, you can be sure you\'re not looking at an Ethernet or Wireless hardware address; perhaps it is a model number or serial number for your computer.

In some cases, you will not find a hardware address displayed on the box, the Ethernet or Wireless interface, or the computer or printer. (Or you may have discarded the box, and opening the computer or printer to examine the interface card inside may not be a good choice.) In these cases, there is usually software you can run on the computer or printer that will display the Ethernet or Wireless hardware address. Instructions for some popular configurations appear below.

http://www.net.princeton.edu/enetAddres ... tml#whatis

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The Easiest Way to Discover a Hardware Address
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