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Old 04-19-2011, 12:02 AM   #1
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Default How does a home made computer get a MAC address?

This is something I thought of today that I couldnt answer. When you build your own computer, how does it get a MAC address? Does it come with the NIC card? Thanks
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Yes. The MAC address is assigned to the NIC or the WiFi adapter if that's what you have.
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The MAC address is your hardware's serial number
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MAC or Physical address is embedded onto your Network card/Wireless adapter/onboard Ethernet.
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Thanks for the help!
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