Any help will be appreciated.

  • I would think this question is better served on the Unix/Linux or the Ask Ubuntu Stack exchange, I guess there is some grey area though – John Dream Aug 27 '16 at 4:58

Open a terminal and run ifconfig:

$ ifconfig | grep HWaddr
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  • by the way, do you know what the "if" of "ifconfig" stands for? – Tom Brito Jul 16 '10 at 15:58
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    ifconfig is short for "Interface Configurator" – Brian Kintz Jul 16 '10 at 16:10

Use ip command instead of the outdated ifconfig

Command :

$ ip addr show

link/ether field of the output is the MAC address (Both for Wi-fi and ethernet connections, MAC address is represented by link/ether). Mostly this will be present in the second line.

Example :

$ ip addr show
1: enp2s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether a0:54:9f:53:b2:6e brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

In my case a0:54:9f:53:b2:6e is the MAC address.

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  • By the way, just ip a works too, but the longer syntax is more clear. – Nagev Oct 22 '18 at 10:05

Try ifconfig, and look at the "HWaddr".

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okay, this is a very easy solution. 1/ Open a terminal 2/ ifconfig A list of network capable devices will be displayed. If you are using wireless, it usually is called wlan0, but can also be named pan0 wifi0 etc. A physical conection is most likely eth0. on the first line you will see your mac address. here is a sample of what you might see eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00

that's it.

You can spoof your mac address too with macchanger (sudo aptitude install macchanger) just type man macchanger to learn more

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You can also right-click on the GNOME Network Manager. There you choose connection information and the following window shows you the hardware address. See also NetworkManager at Ubuntus Wiki.

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