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