How to Find IP Address and MAC Address in Mac OS X

Find IP and MAC Address in Mac OS X(with Images)

What is it:

In this post we are discussing about how to check IP and MAC Address in Mac OS X computers.

IP Address: Internet Protocol address helps to identify a PC’s network interface and location.

MAC Address: Media Access Control address helps to identify the network interface for communication on the physical network segment. This number is stored in the hardware by the manufacturer of the network interface controller.

How to Check your Mac OS X ‘s IP

Step 1: Click System Preferences from the Apple menu on the upper left part of the Screen.

System Preferences_asKeygeek

Step 2: Select Network from the System Preferences menu.


Step 3: Select the network adapter you have inserted (like Ethernet, Wifi etc.) from the Network window. Your IP will appear in the right hand pane of the Network window.

IP Address and MAC Address in Mac_asKeygeek

How to Check MAC Address in Apple OS X

To find the MAC address of your adapter, follow the above Steps (Step 1 to Step 3) and then..

Step 4: Click Advanced button, MAC address for the selected adapter will appear at the bottom of the window.

IP Address and MAC Address in Mac_asKeygeek


About Anson

I’m Anson having a decade of versatile experience in Business Process Outsourcing, Finance & Accounting, Information Technology, Operational Excellence & Business Intelligence. I have got the opportunity to work for Genpact, Hewlett Packard, M*Modal and Capgemini in various roles and responsibilities, starting from an Associate to a Manager. Learning anything new has always been my passion and if related to Business and Technology then I love it. is an outcome of my passion towards the same and I have been into asKeygeek since 2012. Outside business and technology I’m a movie buff who spends hours together watching and learning Cinema, I do make Short Films 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.