Firstly, I hope that this is the correct forum. Now to show how very little I know. My ISP (charter pipeline) left a message on my machine wanting my MAC address. What is it and why would they want it?
If you do want to find out your MAC address, go to Start>Run>cmd and type "ipconfig -all" at the prompt.
Look for "Physical address" under your network card, and you'll find an alphanumberic address in the form of XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX. That's your MAC address.
However, if you received the alert in the form of a Messenger Service popup, I highly doubt it's actually from your ISP.
nothing wrong in giving your MAC address to your ISP. I have optonline and if you use the software to make an account the software they provide you asks for the MAC address and they take the MAC address and keep it with your registration info. nothing bad or wierd is gonna happen.
They called back yesterday. They said they had a new computer system and my info got lost in the shuffle. I just gave it to them. I thought if I didn't that they might raise my bill again. They're good at that.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS