Finding Your IP Address and MAC Address

Mac Address: The Media Access Control (MAC) Address is a unique identity assigned to most devices with a network card. The MAC Address helps identify specific devices.

IP Address: The Internet Protocol (IP) Address is an identity number for computers on a network.

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Windows Vista and Windows 7

Click the start menu.

Then, type cmd in the search.

Type cmd in the Start Menu

Right-click the cmd icon.

Then, left-click the Run as administrator button.

Run as Administrator

Click the Continue button if User Account Control opens.

Click Continue

Type ipconfig/all all press Enter.

Type ipconfig/all

Both your IP Address and MAC Address are listed in the window. The MAC Address is listed as Physical Address.

Note: For the purposes of this screenshot, this information has been removed. However, you should actually see information listed on your computer screen.

Note the Physical Address and IP Address

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Mac OS X

Click the Apple Menu.

Then, click the System Preferences... link.

Open System Preferences

Click the Network button.

Click Network

Your IP Address will be displayed under the status.

Note: For the purposes of this screenshot, this information has been removed. However, you should actually see information listed on your computer screen.

Then, to find your MAC Address, click the Advanced... button.

IP Address is Displayed on this Screen

Your MAC Address will be displayed beside AirPort ID:.

Note: For the purposes of this screenshot, this information has been removed. However, you should actually see information listed on your computer screen.

MAC Address is Shown in this Window

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Congratulations! You have successfully found your IP and MAC address.

If you encounter technical issues trying to find your IP and MAC address, please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at 229-245-4357 or send an e-mail to helpdesk@valdosta.edu. Please note that our work request system can only accept emails sent from a VSU email address.