Find IP and MAC ddress on Mac

Mac OS X (10.4) – Finding the IP address and MAC address

When troubleshooting network problems it is often useful to know the comptuer’s IP address and MAC address.

To find networking information on a Mac running OS X 10.4 (Tiger), navigate to the Network Preferences panel.

  1. Go to the Apple Menu, then select System Preferences. Find IP address on Mac-1
  2. Click on “Network” in the System Preferences panel.  Find IP address on Mac-2
  3. Under “Show:”, select the network interface that you want the IP/MAC address for. Generally, this will either be Built-In Ethernet or Airport.  Find IP address on Mac-3
  4. To find the IP address, click on the TCP/IP tab. Find IP address on Mac-5
  5. To find the MAC address of the Ethernet card, click on the Ethernet tab. Find IP address on Mac-6
  6. To find the MAC address of the Airport card, click on the Airport tab.

Mac OS X (10.5.x, 10.6.x, 10.7.x, 10.8.x, 10.9x) – Finding the IP address and MAC address

When troubleshooting network problems it is often useful to know the comptuer’s IP address and MAC address. On a Mac running OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), you can find the IP and MAC addresses by checking Network Utility.

1. Open Network Utility by searching for it using Spotlight in the upper right corner

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2.  In Network Utility, under the Info tab, you will be able to see the Hardware Address (a.k.a. MAC address) and the IP Address under Interface Information

Note: By default you will be shown this information for your Ethernet connection

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3. To check the MAC and IP address for your Wi-Fi (a.k.a. AirPort), click on the drop down arrow for Select a network interface for information and select Wi-Fi.

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4. Under Interface information you will be able to view the Hardware Address (MAC Address) and IP address for your Wi-Fi connection 10

 

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