This article will take you through finding your ethernet (MAC) address on a Windows and Mac computer. You will need to register this address on your account to connect to the residential wired network if you live in the dorms or University Village, or if you are a conference guest.

Windows

Windows 10

1.Open the command prompt: right click on the start button and click “command prompt”

2. Type "ipconfig /all" into the command prompt and hit enter:

3. Find your adapter's physical address. Scroll down to your network adapter and look for the values next to "Physical Address," which is your MAC address.

Windows 8

1. Open the Start menu and type "cmd". Press enter to run the cmd program.

2. Type "ipconfig /all" into the black screen that appears.

3. Scroll until you see the section Ethernet adapter Ethernet. The 12-digit long address next to Physical Address is your device's ethernet address.

Windows 7 

1. Click on the Start button and type "cmd". Run the cmd program that appears.

2. Type "ipconfig /all" into the black screen that appears.

3. Scroll until you see the section Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection. The 12-digit long address next to Physical Address is your device's ethernet address.

Mac

Mac OS X

1. On the top right of your screen, click on the Wi-Fi icon and select Open Network Preferences.

2. Select Ethernet from the left list and then click the Advanced button. 

3. In the Advanced options pop-up, click the Hardware section. There you will find your 12-digit ethernet address.

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