Need to find the MAC address for your laptop?

Question

I am trying to set up some security on my wireless network that I am setting up. Have a router that is going to two desktops by wired connections and to one laptop wireless. I would like to have the laptop be the only wireless to be able to connect to the system by using the M.A.C. address system. How do I find out what the M.A.C. address is for the laptop? It was purchased with the wireless built in. It is a Gateway M505.

Thank you,

Bob

Answer

This question was answered on December 11, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

A Media Access Control (MAC) address is a unique address that is assigned to each network node that identifies the device on the network This address is encoded into the device by the manufacturer and must be unique so that no two devices in the world have the same address

The MAC address can be found by running Windows® IP Configuration

To run Windows IP Configuration, at the command prompt type: ipconfig/all

The address is listed as Physical Address

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Posted by cristina of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 11, 2004