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hardware address

The hardware address is also referred to as the physical address or MAC address and is the data link layer

address of a specific network device. The hardware address is a unique, one-time address assigned by the manufacturer of the network interface controller (NIC) or by the network administrator. It is not the same as the network address or the protocol address, which is a network layer address.

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Updated at: 13.03.2015
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