Finding your Network Adapter Address

Students who wish to apply for CaneNet and/or WirelessCanes need either an Ethernet network interface card (for CaneNet) or an 802.11 wireless network interface card (for WirelessCanes) installed on their computer.  You must first know the MAC address (physical hardware address) of the Ethernet network interface card and/or wireless network interface card before you can continue with the online application. The MAC address consists of a twelve-digit hexadecimal number (i.e., 00:c1:b2:3a:d4:5e) that uniquely identifies every network interface card (NIC).  Enter the adapter address into the appropriate field in the online application. Do not insert spaces and make sure that you do not confuse letters for numbers.  Only the numbers “0” through “9” and the letters “a” through “f” are valid.

On Windows XP:

From the Start menu, select “Run…” and type cmd.  In the command prompt, type ipconfig /all.  The ‘Physical Address’ is the MAC address.

On Windows Vista:

Click the Windows Start Icon, on the “Start Search” box, type cmd.  In the command prompt, type ipconfig /all.  The ‘Physical Address’ is the MAC address.

On Mac OS X (Tiger):

WIRELESS: Go to System Preferences. Select the Network icon (under Internet and Network). Select ‘Airport’ and click configure at the bottom. The Airport ID displayed is the wireless MAC address.

ETHERNET (wired): Go to System Preferences. Select the Network icon (under Internet and Network). Select ‘Built In Ethernet’ and click on the Ethernet tab . The Ethernet ID displayed is the Ethernet (wired) MAC address.

On Mac OS X (Leopard):

WIRELESS: Go to System Preferences. Select the Network icon (under Internet and Network) then select ‘Airport’ on the left hand side and click ‘Advanced’ on the bottom right. The Airport ID at the bottom is the wireless MAC address.

ETHERNET (wired): Go to System Preferences. Select the Network icon (under Internet and Network) then select ‘Airport’ on the left hand side and click ‘Advanced’ on the bottom right. Select the ‘Ethernet’ tab. The Ethernet ID at the bottom is the Ethernet (wired) MAC address.

For further information, please contact Telecommunications at (305) 284-6565 option 3, or send an e-mail to canenet@miami.edu.