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    how to find MAC Address

    how do you find out what the MAC Address for the wireless internet is??

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    Re: how to find MAC Address

    Code:
    ifconfig
    You're looking for the "HWaddr" entry

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    Re: how to find MAC Address

    ifconfig -a should all available interfaces - even if down.
    lshw -C network should also work, but it takes a bit more digging to find.
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    Re: how to find MAC Address

    My experience (2 days) teaches me that in the latest version (9.10) the command ifconfig gives me no information about the wireless adapter. For that, I had to use iwconfig, but that doesnt tell me the MAC address.

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    Re: how to find MAC Address

    try hwinfo --wlan

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    Re: how to find MAC Address

    Quote Originally Posted by Zordkhan View Post
    My experience (2 days) teaches me that in the latest version (9.10) the command ifconfig gives me no information about the wireless adapter. For that, I had to use iwconfig, but that doesnt tell me the MAC address.
    Hello,

    Have you tried:

    Code:
    ifconfig | grep HWaddr
    Me on the web:

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    Re: how to find MAC Address

    Right click on the network connection in the panel and select 'Connection Information'. The second line, 'Hardware Address' shows you the MAC address.
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    Re: how to find MAC Address

    That gives you the MAC address of your computer, not the access point. iwconfig in a terminal will give you the address of the access point.

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    Re: how to find MAC Address

    Quote Originally Posted by CrHaRcIzS View Post
    how do you find out what the MAC Address for the wireless internet is??
    I suppose it's worth asking which MAC address you seek - the wireless adapter (in your computer) or the access point?
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