How do I find the MAC address of my printer

The MAC address of the printer is assigned when connected to a network. The simplest way to view the MAC address is to connect to a network, and view it by navigating to the network menu on your printers display.

The MAC address is obtained from the network connectivity type. If the printer is connected via Ethernet, the MAC address is the same as the last digits of the hostname of the printer. If the printer is connected via Wi-Fi the MAC address is taken from the Wi-Fi chip. The MAC address of a machine cannot be changed.

We do not have any control over the Wi-Fi MAC addresses, as they are uniquely programmed by the supplier and automatically assigned when connected to the network.

Using the terminal

If you have accessed your printer via developer mode, you can quickly get the information by typing the following command:

ifconfig -a

This will display the relevant details, and MAC address of your printer.

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