Definitions for "Physical Address"
Keywords:  mac, bus, hardware, lxe, cpu
Term sometimes used to refer to the hardware address of a network device. See also hardware address.
(n.) An actual hardware address that matches a memory location; programs that refer to virtual addresses are subsequently mapped to physical addresses.
The physical address is also referred to as the hardware address or MAC address and consists of a dozen hexadecimal digits (0-9 and a-f) typically expressed in six pairs of hex digits separated by hyphens. This address is often printed on the wireless card/device itself and can usually also be found through the software that configures your device.