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ⓘ MAC address. Computers that use a computer network or internet network need to be identified. For this reason, many network connection types, like Ethernet or W ..




                                     

ⓘ MAC address

Computers that use a computer network or internet network need to be identified. For this reason, many network connection types, like Ethernet or Wi-Fi, use unique addresses to identify the network card, a part of a computer, to access the network. These addresses are usually called the Media Access Control address or MAC address.

Each computer is given a MAC address by its computer maker. The way for giving MAC addresses to computers, created by Xerox, is used. MAC addresses have 48-bits how many 1s or 0s it has in it. There are 2 49 or 281.474.976.710.656 possible MAC addresses. MAC addresses identify many things, such as the type of device being used.

A MAC address is used by the network to send and receive data computer information to the right place almost like mail being sent and received from a home mail address. The MAC address is like door number or street number.