How to Find Your MAC Address on Your Mac Computer

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Every network-compatible device can be identified by its MAC (media access control) address, a unique 17-character string of letters, numbers and colons. And while you may need to know your MAC address -- some networks filter devices by MAC addresses for the sake of security -- it's not exactly easy to find. 

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We tested the following steps in macOS 10.12 Sierra, and these steps work the same way for all versions dating back to OS X 10.7 Lion, though it will be listed as a WiFi Address in older versions.

Here's how to find your MAC address in four easy steps:

1. Click the Apple icon in the top left corner.1 3086771501763762

2. Select System Preferences.2 3086771501763789

3. Select Network.3 3086771501763809

4. Click Advanced in the bottom right corner.4 3086771501763919

You've found your MAC Address!
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Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey,
After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.
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