How do I find my MAC address?


What is a MAC address?

MAC address stands for Media Access Control address. All network devices have one, and some have several. A MAC address is composed of 12 characters, both numbers and letters from A to F. Here we will explain how to find the MAC address of several devices:

Windows 7/8.1/10

  1. Go to Start Screen
  2. Type "cmd" and press enter
  3. Type "getmac /v" into the command prompt
  4. Your MAC address is listed below Physical Address

Note: You may have more then 1 Local Area Connection. If so, make sure you get the MAC address for the Ethernet/LAN card and also the Wireless adapter if your system is equipped with Wireless.

Windows Vista

  1. Go to Start > Control Panel
  2. Click on Network and Sharing Center and select Manage Network Connections (you may have to click on Switch to Classic View first)
  3. Right -click on Local Area Connection and select Properties
  4. If you see a window asking for permission to continue, click Continue.
  5. On the next screen, you will see a box near the top between the Connect Using text and Configure button that has the name of your Ethernet/Network card in it.
  6. Move the mouse over this box and the MAC address will be displayed.

Note: You may have more then 1 Local Area Connection. If so, make sure you get the MAC address for the Ethernet/LAN card and also the Wireless adapter if your system is equipped with Wireless.

Macintosh OS X

  1. Click on the Apple icon in the top left hand corner and select System Preferences.
  2. Under the Internet & Network section click on the Network button.
  3. Select Ethernet from the list of network devices on the left.
  4. Click the Advanced button in the bottom right corner.
  5. Under the window that appears, click on the last tab labeled Ethernet.
  6. The MAC address will be listed as the Ethernet ID.

Android Phone/Tablet*

*may vary based on device manufacturer
  1. From the Home Screen, go to your app drawer.
  2. Click on the Settings Icon.
  3. Scroll down to "About Phone" and select slect it.
  4. Click on Status.
  5. Scroll down to "Wi-Fi MAC address" your MAC address will be listed below.

iPhone/iPad/iPod

  1. From the Home Screen, click on the Settings button (Gear icon)
  2. Click the General Button (also has Gear icon)
  3. Click the About tab.
  4. Scroll down to Wi-Fi Address. This is your iPhone's MAC address.

Windows Mobile Devices

  1. Click on Start
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Click Wireless LAN
  4. Go to the Advanced Tab
  5. It should display your Wireless MAC address
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Last update:
2017-07-19 14:21
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