Finding laptop's MAC number

  Pineman100 11:53 08 Jul 07

I'm just addingmy wife's new Vista Premium laptop to our wireless network. I need to tell the router what it's MAC number is in order for it pass through the router's MAC filtering procedure.

Anyone know how I find the MAC number of the laptop's wireless network card please? I do hope I haven't got to open the thing up!

  irishrapter 14:51 08 Jul 07

Open a command prompt and type "ipconfig /all"
Look for "Physical Address" and you will have your MAC address.

  Pineman100 16:19 08 Jul 07

Much obliged, irishrapter. I'll give it a go as soon as the interminable recovery disk creation process has finished.

I do wish suppliers would still give you your OS and driver CD's with the machine!

  Strawballs 17:22 08 Jul 07

download and run this click here

  Pineman100 17:46 08 Jul 07

Looks useful for a lot of things. Thanks Strawballs.

  Strawballs 18:45 08 Jul 07

It is very usefull there are other programs that do the same thing but that one is my favourite.

  Pineman100 08:50 09 Jul 07

Thanks very for your help irishrapter and Strawballs. Job done!

  Strawballs 22:24 10 Jul 07

I hope that the Mac filtering is not the only form of security that you are using!!
click here Go to wireless security and read the section on wireless security myths!!!

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