Locating your MAC Address

If you are using a UNIX machine

At the command line type: sbin/ifconfig eth0

...the output should look like this:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:05:9A:80:6E:98
inet addr:206.117.169.5 Bcast:206.117.169.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:4859677 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4471339 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 coll:0

We need the HWaddr field which, in this case is: 00:05:9A:80:6E:98

This information should be placed in an e-mail using the following format:

To: support@LABridge.com
Subject: Ethernet Card Address: <USERNAME> <HARDWARE-ADDRESS>
Body: <USERNAME> <HARDWARE-ADDRESS>

...replacing <USERNAME> with your username (i.e. janice) and <HARDWARE-ADDRESS> with the 12 numbers separated by colons of the hardware address. Brackets are not necessary.

If you are using a Windows

Select "Start" à "Run…"

Type winipcfg in the field and press RETURN.

Select "Ethernet Adaptor" from the pop-up window at the top.

We need the HWaddr field which will look something like: 00:05:9A:80:6E:98

This information should be placed in an e-mail using the following format:

To: support@LABridge.com

Subject: Ethernet Card Address: <USERNAME> <HARDWARE-ADDRESS>

Body: <USERNAME> <HARDWARE-ADDRESS>

...replacing <USERNAME> with your username (i.e. janice) and <HARDWARE-ADDRESS> with the 12 numbers separated by colons of the hardware address. Brackets are not necessary.

If you are using a Macintosh:

Under the apple menu, choose "Apple System Profiler"

Under the System Profile Tab, click on the arrow next to "Network Overview"

The characters after the words: Hardware Address: is the MAC address.

In this case, it is 00.05.9a.a0.44.59

This information should be placed in an e-mail using the following format:


To: support@LABridge.com
Subject: Ethernet Card Address: <USERNAME> <HARDWARE-ADDRESS>
Body: <USERNAME><HARDWARE-ADDRESS>

...replacing <USERNAME> with your username (i.e. janice) and <HARDWARE-ADDRESS> with the 12 numbers separated by periods of the hardware address. Brackets are not necessary.