What is this crazy MAC address?

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    Everything in my house is hooked up via Ethernet, and this MAC address is cray.

    MAC-48 aka EUI-48 example: 01:23:45:67:89:ab

    The following network technologies use the MAC-48 / EUI-48 identifier format:
    and a few more that I didn't care to list.

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    That's not a MAC address, it's an IP address. An IPv6 link-local address to be specific.
     
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    Well that explains it. I wonder what the purpose of Nougat displaying that is. (Though I don't remember whether or not it was there on Marshmallow.)

    I was attempting to assign static IPs by reservation via MAC address to my non-mobile devices. Still haven't figured out what the MAC address is. It's not under IP settings.


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    And it's not under "About".


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    It's displayed for the same reason the IPv4 address is, I suspect.

    You should be able to find its MAC address from your DHCP server (since you know the IP address). Or from any other machine on the network by pinging it then checking the ARP (or neighbor discovery for v6) cache. Doesn't even matter if it responds to the ping.

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    Not familiar with IPv6 in the slightest though obviously I've seen it referenced in numerous network settings screens.

    Anyway, yeah - I'll check from the other end. Thanks!


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    It's not under About Device & then Status? (That's where it is on my phone & tablets)

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    Nope, not there either! :(



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    Weird...

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    After my insanely bad experience with Nvidia, I would only ever buy an Android phone from Google. Harmony exists much more quickly when hardware and software creators are one and the same.

    If I hadn't recently purchased an iPhone 7 Plus (though I love it) I would try your Pixel XL!


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    I've been very pleased with my NVidia tablet & I hear great things about the shield TV. There has to be a way to find the MAC address.

    Did you ever check from the other end? If you've got it connected to your router, most routers have a connected devices list that should show you the MAC of each.

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    Oh my god duh.


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