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I am using an older laptop that I converted from windows xp to ubuntu 14.04, so my question is about what Hardware address should I use to connect to my college network? The reason I ask is because instead of being given a password to connect to the network, we are told to record the mac address and wait for approval. So I know that when I use ifconfig I am given two mac addresses, one under the eth0 category and the other under the wlan category. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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WLAN stands for Wireless Local Area Network, as opposed to eth0, which stands for ethernet, which is a physical network cable.

It's probably wlan0, as it's the first WiFi card (your machine likely only has one).

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It is your wlan mac address...

  • I had figured, and thanks for clearing that up for me! :) – JmSketch May 3 '16 at 0:55

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