Mac full form is ” Media Access Control Address “
So mac Stands for Media Access Control Address and it’s an hardware identification number and it’s work is to identify each device connected to a network.
The MAC address is embedded into Network interface cards also know as NIC in our computer like Ethernet card or your WiFi card,
You cannot change this Later because embedded into your Nic by the vendor at the time of manufacturing.
This hardware number of computer also know as a physical address of a Network device.
Let’s talk about NIC a bit,
Full for of Nic is “Network Interface Card” this card helps your mac or computer to connect to a network. This card convert data into an electrical signal that can be transmitted over the network that’s why in a network, along with an Valid IP address there is also a Hardware address too.
And IP address related to TCP/Ip and your Mac address are associated with the hardware of network adapters.
That’s why You MAC address is a unique hardware number in your computer like a unique identifier for an Ethernet and network adapters over a network.
The mac addresses comprise of Total Six two digit hexadecimal numbers that are separated by colons.
The first 6 Digits of your Mac Address provides info. about the manufacturer and it’s also know as OUI ( Organization Unique Identifier ) and the last 6 Digits identify the network interface controller that is assigned by manufacturer.
The network automatically recognizes this unique number and that’s why there is no need to remember this address.
Only a Registered vendor under IEEE can manufacturer this hardware.
Frequently Asked Questions About MAC?
What does the Mac stand for?
Mac full form is ” Media Access Control Address ”
What is the full form of NAC?
Full for of Nic is “Network Interface Card”
What does PC stand for?
PC stands for Personal Computer.