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zenin

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MAC address
« on: September 01, 2013, 02:21:00 AM »
Hello,


What is MAC address?

Rizwan

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Re: MAC address
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2013, 02:24:24 AM »
Hello,

The address for a device as it is identified at the Media Access Control (MAC) layer in the network architecture. MAC address is usually stored in ROM on the network adapter card and is unique.


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Re: MAC address
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2013, 01:35:07 AM »
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A media access control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on the physical network segment. MAC addresses are used as a network address for most IEEE 802 network technologies, including Ethernet. Logically, MAC addresses are used in the media access control protocol sublayer of the OSI reference model.

MAC addresses are most often assigned by the manufacturer of a network interface controller (NIC) and are stored in its hardware, such as the card's read-only memory or some other firmware mechanism. If assigned by the manufacturer, a MAC address usually encodes the manufacturer's registered identification number and may be referred to as the burned-in address (BIA). It may also be known as an Ethernet hardware address (EHA), hardware address or physical address.


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