What is a MAC Address?

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whenever you click on an enticing link

in a web browser the website you're

looking at knows to send whatever the

link contains to your computer and not

your neighbors because your computer

sends its IP address kind of like a

return address on an envelope but as it

turns out IP addresses only get you as

far as the modem you have in your house

and these days most of us have tons of

things connected to our routers

especially wirelessly phones laptops

tablets computers other people's phones

consoles chromecast's oh and they're all

connected nearly all the freaking time

you don't really want to be thinking

about it so how does your home

networking equipment know to send those

questionable videos to you and not your

parents sitting in the next room well

each device on your network has

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