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== Step-By-Step: Finding the IP Address and MAC/Physical Address/Ethernet ID ==
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== Step-By-Step: Finding the IP Address and MAC/Physical Address/Ethernet ID ==
  
<br>*IP Address: Useful to identify the status of the computer’s connection to Middlebury ‘s network.<br>*MAC/Physical Address/Ethernet ID: All three names refer to the same thing. It is usually a 6-pair, 12 unit series of numbers and letters. Here, MAC address is not Macintosh; it's simply another name for Physical Address of Ethernet ID. Identifies computer on Middlebury network. Useful for manual registration.<br>
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<br>*IP Address: Useful to identify the status of the computer’s connection to Middlebury ‘s network.<br>*MAC/Physical Address/Ethernet ID: All three names refer to the same thing. It is usually a 6-pair, 12 unit series of numbers and letters. Here, MAC address is not Macintosh; it's simply another name for Physical Address or Ethernet ID. Identifies computer on Middlebury network.&nbsp;<br>  
  
==== WINDOWS<br> ====
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==== WINDOWS<br> ====
  
===== To find the IP Address on a PC:<br> =====
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===== To find the IP Address on a PC:<br> =====
  
Click the Start menu button on the Windows taskbar.<br>Click 'Run...' on this menu.<br>Type 'cmd' in the text box that appears and then press Enter. A command prompt window launches on the desktop.<br>In this command window, type 'ipconfig'. Look under “IPv4 Address” for the IP Address.<br>
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Click the Start menu button on the Windows taskbar.<br>Click 'Run...' on this menu.<br>Type 'cmd' in the text box that appears and then press Enter. A command prompt window launches on the desktop.<br>In this command window, type 'ipconfig'. Look under “IPv4 Address” for the IP Address.<br>  
  
===== To find the MAC/Physical Address/Ethernet ID on a PC:<br> =====
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===== To find the MAC/Physical Address/Ethernet ID on a PC:<br> =====
  
Open the Start menu. Find program Run.Type ‘cmd’ in textbox that appears. Hit Enter.<br>In the black box that pops up (command prompt window) on desktop, type: ‘ipconfig /all’<br>Look under Ethernet adaptor Local Area Connection for Physical Address.<br>(If using Campus Manager for manual registration, substitute colon for dashes).<br>
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Open the Start menu. Find program Run.Type ‘cmd’ in textbox that appears. Hit Enter.<br>In the black box that pops up (command prompt window) on desktop, type: ‘ipconfig /all’<br>Look under Ethernet adaptor Local Area Connection for Physical Address.<br>  
  
==== Mac OS X<br> ====
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==== Mac OS X<br> ====
  
===== To find the IP address and MAC/Physical Address/Ethernet ID on a Mac: =====
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===== To find the IP address and MAC/Physical Address/Ethernet ID on a Mac: =====
  
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[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Network_Troubleshooting_-_Mac_OS_X]&nbsp;Please follow this link to get to Network Troubleshooting Mac OS X.
  
[https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Network_Troubleshooting_-_Mac_OS_X]&nbsp;Please follow this link to get to Network Troubleshooting Mac OS X.
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Scroll down to section:&nbsp;'''Getting the IP address and MAC address and running "arp -a"'''&nbsp;<br>
 
  
 
==== Relevant Links  ====
 
==== Relevant Links  ====

Revision as of 11:58, 10 June 2010

Step-By-Step: Finding the IP Address and MAC/Physical Address/Ethernet ID


*IP Address: Useful to identify the status of the computer’s connection to Middlebury ‘s network.
*MAC/Physical Address/Ethernet ID: All three names refer to the same thing. It is usually a 6-pair, 12 unit series of numbers and letters. Here, MAC address is not Macintosh; it's simply another name for Physical Address or Ethernet ID. Identifies computer on Middlebury network. 

WINDOWS

To find the IP Address on a PC:

Click the Start menu button on the Windows taskbar.
Click 'Run...' on this menu.
Type 'cmd' in the text box that appears and then press Enter. A command prompt window launches on the desktop.
In this command window, type 'ipconfig'. Look under “IPv4 Address” for the IP Address.

To find the MAC/Physical Address/Ethernet ID on a PC:

Open the Start menu. Find program Run.Type ‘cmd’ in textbox that appears. Hit Enter.
In the black box that pops up (command prompt window) on desktop, type: ‘ipconfig /all’
Look under Ethernet adaptor Local Area Connection for Physical Address.

Mac OS X

To find the IP address and MAC/Physical Address/Ethernet ID on a Mac:

[1] Please follow this link to get to Network Troubleshooting Mac OS X.

Scroll down to section: Getting the IP address and MAC address and running "arp -a" 

Relevant Links

[2]Network Troubleshooting (For problems related to IP and MAC/Physical Address/Ethernet ID. Links to Network Troubleshooting for Mac OSX and Windows)
[3] To identify what specific IP Addresses mean, scroll down to "Decoding IP Addresses"

[4] Vista (For specific Vista information)

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