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Old 01-14-2009, 01:26 PM   #1
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How do i find my MAC address in ubuntu 8 ?

I just installed ubuntu and can get online ok...but cannot connect to my secondary computer on a wired network. the connecting DSL box needs my
Mac Address. How do I pull it up here? ifconfig doesn't show it.
thank you for any helpful response.
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ifconfig | grep HWaddr or lspci
Old 01-14-2009, 01:38 PM   #3
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The MAC address should be in your ifconfig details:
$ sudo ifconfig eth0
[sudo] password for xxx:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:18:bb:c4:f2:80
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::218:8bff:fec4:f289/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:1336897 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:708366 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1987683628 (1.9 GB)  TX bytes:59476637 (59.4 MB)
If not, look for ethtool, that should give you lots of info.


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