Ifconfig

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ifconfig is a Linux command to review network configuration options and must be run through the "Terminal Activity".

Using ifconfig

In the Terminal Activity, type:

ifconfig eth0

MAC Address

The MAC Address is listed as ether in the third line:

eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet6 fe80::2268:9dff:fed2:7f79  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
        ether 20:68:9d:d2:7f:79  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 6  bytes 496 (496.0 B)
        TX errors 3  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

IP Address

If your XO is connected to a wireless network, the IP address is listed on the second line as inet:

eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet 10.0.0.108  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 10.0.0.255
        inet6 fe80::2268:9dff:fed2:7f79  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
        ether 20:68:9d:d2:7f:79  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 16  bytes 8192 (8.0 KiB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 79  bytes 21861 (21.3 KiB)
        TX errors 3  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
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