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How to get MAC Address in Java

Neir Kate

Joined: Jan 24, 2007
Posts: 7
Hi all,

Does anyone know, how to get the MAC Address (Physical Address) from Java code?

Thanks in advance,
Neir Kate
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 29287

There isn't a Java API for this. However, you can use Runtime.exec() and get the value from your operating system.

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