Find your MAC address

In order to connect to the wired Ethernet at Scripps, you must provide your computer's (or its adapter's) hardware address when filling out our form (https://scripps.ucsd.edu/form/network-registration-form). This document will help you find that information.

White spaces in images indicate where details have been redacted to ensure privacy and security.

Mac:

1) Go to Apple > System Preferences

Apple_System_Preferences.png

2) Click on the Network Panel

System Preferences_Network.png

3) Select your wired  Ethernet adapter (not the Wi-Fi!) and click the Advanced button

System Preferences_Network_Ethernet.png

4) Click the Hardware tab to find the MAC address

System Preferences_Network_Ethernet_Advanced_Hardware.png

Windows

Method 1: Command line

1) Click Start and open cmd.exe

2) Enter ipconfig/all at the prompt

3) Find the Ethernet adapter (not the Wireless!) and the line for "Physical Address"

Step 8 - ipconfig all

 

Method 2:

1) Click Start > Settings

Step 1 - Start_Settings

 

2a) Click Network & Internet

Step 2 - Settings_Network

 

2b) If you do not have an active wired network connection, skip to step 3 below. If you do currently have an active wired network connection, click Ethernet, then click on the adapter (in the following image, it is listed as "Network 2")

Settings_Ethernet

 

2c) Scroll down to find the Physical Address. You are done!

Settings_network adapter.png

3) Continue here if you do not have an active network connection.
Click on Ethernet, then click Network and Sharing Center

Step 3 - Settings_Ethernet

 

4) Click "Change adapter settings"

Step 4 - Network and Sharing

 

5) Double click the Ethernet adapter

Step 5 - Network connections

6) Click Details...

Step 6 - Ethernet status

 

7) Find the Physical Address. You are done!

Step 7 - Physical Address