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How to determine your computer's MAC address
Applies to Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
1. Click Start - Run
2. Next enter "CMD" and click OK
3. Next at the command prompt type "ipconfig /all" and press enter
At this point all your active connections will list on the screen. Note you may need to scroll back up the window to get to the MAC address info you need. Also keep in mine if you are connected to your wired or wireless connection because both will have a MAC address assigned to them and they will be different.
4. Look under the Local Area Connection if connected to your network via a wired connection or Wireless Network Connection if connecting via a wreless connection.
Once under the right connection you will want to look for the line that shows "Physical Address" this will have what the network cards MAC Address listed.
Note if you have Windows Vista or Windows 7 and you access a lot of different networks then you may have a lot of Tunnel Adapters list that causes overflow in the CMD buffer. If this happens the top part of the "ipconfig /all" report will get cut off. To fix this all you need to is turn off IPV6 in your network properties and reboot your computer. This will remove the ones that are tied to IPV6. After you reboot you should be able to see MAC address for your netork devices. After you get the MAC address it is recommended that you turn IPV6 back on because there is some programs that have been writen for IPV6 for when it becomes a standard.
How to turn off IPV6 in Windows 7 and Windows Vista
Here is an example of what "ipconfig /all" looks like on a computer running Windows 7
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