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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAC_address

A media access control address (MAC address) of a computer is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications at the data link layer of a network segment. MAC addresses are used as a network address for most IEEE 802 network ...

www.howtogeek.com/169540/what-exactly-is-a-mac-address-used-for

Sep 3, 2013 ... Every piece of hardware on your local network has a MAC address in addition to the IP address assigned to it by the local router or server.

superuser.com/questions/623511/what-is-the-exact-use-of-a-mac-address

With MAC addresses, there is no hierarchy, and thus packet forwarding would not be possible. So, MAC addresses are not used for packet ...

www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-IP-address-and-MAC-address-and-how-they-are-used

Large, flat address spaces don't scale up for routing in computer networking; it makes both routing table lookup slow, and routing table maintenance unwieldy.

whatismyipaddress.com/mac-address

The Media Access Control address is a 48-bit or 64-bit address associated with a network adapter that comes in two types: UAA and LAA.

www.iplocation.net/mac-address

A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network hardware interfaces for communicating on the physical network such as Ethernet.

people.richland.edu/dkirby/141macaddress.htm

In computer networking, the Media Access Control (MAC) address is every bit as ... The method used to find a MAC address depends on the type of network ...

networkengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/3329/reason-for-both-a-mac-and-an-ip-address

MAC addresses and IP addresses operate on different layers of the internet protocol suite. MAC addresses are used to identify machines within ...

searchnetworking.techtarget.com/definition/MAC-address

The MAC address is used by the Media Access Control sublayer of the Data-Link Layer (DLC) of telecommunication protocols. There is a different MAC sublayer ...

networkengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/26537/what-use-are-mac-addresses

I know that MAC addresses are used in networks for several things, e.g. static fixed IP addresses assigned by DHCP servers or for Wireless ...