How To View MAC Address on Linux

How to obtain your MAC address on Linux easily.

What is the MAC address?

A MAC address is a unique identifier which is assigned by the manufacturer of the independent network component if it is wireless or Ethernet.

A MAC address is formed by six groups of two characters and each of them separated by two points following the following syntax:


How To View the MAC address in Linux

In the case of Linux environments we can know your MAC address by accessing System Configuration where we will see the following:

There we click on Network and in the expanded window we select Wired, and there we will see the Linux MAC address:

As an alternative option, we can know the MAC address by executing the following syntax in the terminal. We can see on the ether line the MAC address of the network component.

Ifconfig (adapter_name)

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