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What is MAC address and what is its importance?

Date: 24 Nov 2010   Posted By: Anand.k     Group: Computers    Category: Hardware   

What is MAC address? What's its importance...?

Author: sonam    27 Nov 2010      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 1    Voting Score: 0

mac is known sa media access controller and it's working is control the media that we have access

Author: M. K.    29 Nov 2010      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

MAC address means media access control address is a address of any network interface for communication. MAC addresses used in many network technology that also includes ethernet technology used in computer. MAC address generally stored in the ethernet adapter in its hardware. These days all the ethernet ports are on motherboard and the MAC address also stored on the motherboard of a computer.

MAC address is always unique throughout world and can work as IMEI address of mobile set. We can trace any computer using this address. With IP address we can search the location and with MAC address we can know the exact computer.

Author: nijin    04 Dec 2010      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

MAC address is media access control address. It is a computers unique address. It is a unique value associated with computers network adapter. It is a 12-digit hexadecimal numbers. The first half contains ID number of the adapter manufacturer and the second half contains serial number assigned to the adapter by the manufacturer. It is a hardware address that uniquely identifies each node of a network. When you're connected to the Internet from your computer IP address and computer's physical (MAC) address are recorded.

MAC address are generally fixed but IP address may change when the network device changes from one network to another.

Find MAC address of your computer.

Click Start and go to All Programs.

Click accessories and open Command Prompt.

Type ipconfig /all and press enter.

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