How to Find Mac Address on Windows

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to find the MAC address on Windows. The MAC address, also known as the Media Access Control address, is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces. It is essential for various networking tasks, such as troubleshooting and configuring network devices.

Method 1: Using Command Prompt

To find the MAC address using Command Prompt:

  1. Press Win + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.

  2. Type cmd and hit Enter to open the Command Prompt.

  3. In the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig /all and press Enter.

  4. A list of network adapters will be displayed. Look for your active network adapter (Wi-Fi or Ethernet).

  5. Note down the value next to “Physical Address“. This value represents your MAC address.

Method 2: Using Network Connections

If you prefer a graphical interface, you can find the MAC address using Network Connections:

  1. Right-click on the network icon in the system tray and select “Open Network & Internet settings“.

  2. In the Settings window, click on “Change adapter options“.

  3. A new window called “Network Connections” will open. Right-click on your active network adapter and select “Status“.

  4. In the Status window, click on “Details“.

  5. Look for the value next to “Physical Address“.

Method 3: Using PowerShell

PowerShell provides another way to find the MAC address:

  1. Press Win + X on your keyboard to open the Power User Menu.

  2. Select “Windows PowerShell” or “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” if you have administrative privileges.

  3. In the PowerShell window, type Get-NetAdapter | Select-Object Name, MacAddress and press Enter.

  4. You will see a list of network adapters along with their MAC addresses.

  5. Note down the MAC address of your active network adapter.

Now that you know how to find the MAC address on Windows using different methods, you can easily access this information whenever needed. The MAC address is a valuable piece of information for various networking tasks and configurations.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask!

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