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Finding the MAC Address of a Macintosh

I need to clone my MAC address, however I have a Macintosh, where do I find the MAC Address?

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OSX 1. Click on the Apple menu and select the System Preferences option. 2. In the "System Preferences" window, Select Network. 3. When the "Network" Window opens, select Built-in Ethernet and/or Airport from the "Show" Menu. 4. Once you do this, look near the bottom and you will see the Ethernet Address or Aiport ID. This is the MAC Address, make note of it. OS9 and below 1. Click on the Apple menu option. 2. Go to the Utilities folder 3. Open the program called Apple System Profiler 4. Select the System Profile tab 5. Under Network Overview > Appletalk> 6. Once there you will find the Hardware address, this is the MAC Address, make note of it.

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