I know I can get this from my provider (Tesco) but a piece of diagnostic software on my laptop says that my "MAC Address" is XX-Xy-Xy-XX-Xy-Xy, where X is a number and y is a lower case letter.
There are two other "MAC IDs" on a label on my wireless router but neither of these is the same as the above. (One is a LAN MAC ID and the other is a WLAN MAC ID).
Can I safely assume that the MAC Address mentioned in the software is the MAC number required by BT when asking for a switch to their BB?
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A MAC address and a MAC code are completely different things.
A MAC address is a unique number used to identify an ethernet device on a network.
A MAC code is something you have to ask your ISP for in order to speed up switching internet providers.
Hi, the MAC code that you quote is not the code required from your ISP, what you have given is the Media Access Control.
Wiki describes this as " MAC addresses are most often assigned by the manufacturer of a network interface card (NIC) and are stored in its hardware"
What you need is the Migratory Access Code.
There is always a lot of confusion with this.
Migration Authorisation Code (MAC) is a 17 to 19-character unique identifier code used by DSL customers when they wish to switch not need for LLU isp,s