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FRITZ!Box 7330 – Service

Determining the FRITZ!Box's MAC address

A MAC address (Media Access Control address) serves to uniquely identify a device in a network.

The MAC address at which the FRITZ!Box can be reached by a computer or other devices depends on whether the device is connected to the FRITZ!Box via network cable or wireless LAN.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

1 Determining the FRITZ!Box's wireless MAC address

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Make note of the MAC address listed in the "Radio Network" section. If the MAC address is not displayed, enable the Advanced View first.

2 Determining the FRITZ!Box's LAN MAC address

You can use a computer connected to a LAN port on the FRITZ!Box to determine the FRITZ!Box's LAN MAC address. The procedure depends on the computer's operating system:

Determining the MAC address in Windows

  1. Press the keyboard shortcut Windows key + R.
  2. Enter cmd in the "Open" field and click "OK".
  3. Enter nslookup fritz.box in the command prompt window and press Enter.
  4. Make note of the IP address of the FRITZ!Box displayed next to the entry "Address:".
  5. Enter arp -a [IP address of the FRITZ!Box] and press Enter.

    Example:
    arp - a 192.168.178.1

    Fig.: Using nslookup to determine the MAC address

  6. Make note of the MAC address of the FRITZ!Box displayed under the entry "Physical Address".

Determining the MAC address in macOS

  1. Open the Finder.
  2. Click "Applications" and then "Utilities".
  3. Start the Terminal.
  4. Enter nslookup fritz.box in the terminal and press Enter.
  5. Make note of the IP address of the FRITZ!Box displayed next to the entry "Address:".
  6. Enter arp [IP address of the FRITZ!Box] and press Enter.

    Example:
    arp 192.168.178.1

  7. Make note of the FRITZ!Box MAC address.