What Is a Mac Address?

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Network infrastructure The two MAC addresses are different. What is a MAC address, and why are the two different even though this is a single router? MAC which is an acronym for Media Access Control is a unique identifier for network hardware ADDIN EN.CITE Nakayashiki199532(Nakayashiki, Kashio, & Harakawa, 1995)323217Nakayashiki, SusumuKashio, JimHarakawa, TakeshiMAC Address Test Protocol for a Reconfigurable Dual -- Ring Local Area NetworkElectronics & Communications in Japan, Part 1: CommunicationsElectronics & Communications in Japan, Part 1: Communications1-147810LOCAL area networks (Computer networks)CONFIGURATION managementCOMPUTER networksPRODUCTION management (Manufacturing)ELECTRONIC data processing -- Distributed processingCOMPUTER softwareIEEE 805.MAC addressprotocolRing LAN1995John Wiley & Sons, Inc.8756662115112822Articlehttps://erms.tourolib.org/url/http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=15112822&site=ehost-livea9hEBSCOhost( HYPERLINK l "_ENREF_2" o "Nakayashiki, 1995 #32" Nakayashiki, Kashio, & Harakawa, 1995). A MAC address is a 12 digit hexadecimal number assigned to network hardware to allow for communication on the network. In network functionality, MAC addresses are used at the data link layer, which in the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model is layer 2. The MAC address for a specific hardware does not change, and it follows the network hardware. In a network stack, MAC addresses support the hardware implementation. The
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