Finding the Mac address of RPi


#1

Hello Team,

Is there an easy way of getting the Mac address of the Raspberry Pi?
I would need it to setup an access to restricted network.

Thank you very much!
Benjamin


#2

I don’t really know but one way might be … if you have a serial console cable attached to th PI, you might be able to do “ifconfig eth0” to find it.


#3

Fluffy’s answer is correct. You can also say ip link show eth0 and look for “brd”.


#4

Thank you both! I was able to get the MAC address.

Benjamin


#5

If it helps anyone, I have noticed that the wifi interface MAC address is the same as the MAC address advertised during the setup phase.

With a tool such as Wi-Fi Explorer you do not only see the SSID farmbot-abcd but you can also see its MAC address (MAC address of the AP): b8:27:eb:xx:xx:xx
The first 3 groups of characters (b8:27:eb) represent the OUI for Raspberry Pi; the rest of the characters are unique for your RPi.