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.

Mac OS X 10.x-10.4
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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.

  2. Click on "Network" in the System 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.

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

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

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

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Keywords:mac physical address ip network info troubleshooting apple networking tiger 10.4.x   Doc ID:6526
Owner:Jeff W.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2007-09-26 19:00 CDTUpdated:2023-04-12 16:32 CDT
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