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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.

  1. Go to the Apple Menu, then select System Preferences.

    Finding the System Preferences Panel

  2. Click on "Network" in the System Preferences panel.

    Finding the Network Preferences Panel

  3. Under "Show:", select the network interface that you want the IP/MAC address for. Generally, this will either be Built-In Ethernet or Airport.

    Selecting the right Show value

  4. To find the IP address, click on the TCP/IP tab.

    Finding the IP Address

  5. To find the MAC address of the Ethernet card, click on the Ethernet tab.

    Finding the MAC address of the ethernet card

  6. To find the MAC address of the Airport card, click on the Airport tab.

    Finding the MAC address of the airport card

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Keywords: mac physical address ip network info troubleshooting apple networking tiger 10.4.x   Doc ID: 6526
Owner: Brian H.Group: DoIT Help Desk
Created: 2007-09-26 19:00 CDTUpdated: 2009-03-04 19:00 CDT
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