Glossary Definition for MAC Address

Glossary Term: MAC Address 

Definition

Media Access Control Address (maca, MAC): A hardware address that uniquely identifies each node of a network, as in IEEE-802 (Ethernet) networks. The MAC layer interfaces directly with the network medium.
Synonyms
  • Media Access Control Address
  • maca
  • MAC
Keywords

machine, communications, wireless, network, transceiver, sensor, microcontroller, node, media, wireless, 802.11, cable modem

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