How do I find my MAC or Physical Address of my computer?

By Ross Madden
Published on October 7, 2009 8:44 am MT
Updated on August 31, 2017 8:28 pm MT
Posted in Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base

Windows 7

  • – Click the Start icon
  • – Click Control Panel
  • – Select Large icons for the View
  • – Click Network and Sharing Center
  • – Select Change Adapter Settings from the list on the left hand side
  • – Right click on the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties – you will have a separate MAC address for your wireless card and your Ethernet (LAN) card. Make sure you use the correct one.
  • – Hover your mouse over the text box underneath connect using.  Your MAC address will appear in the tooltip and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00-D4-1F-76-23-B0

Windows 8/8.1

  • Go to your Desktop.
  • Open a Windows Explorer window by clicking on the Windows Explorer icon on the taskbar.
  • Click on the small Folder icon in the Address bar, type cmd, then press Enter. A new Command Prompt window will be opened.
  • In the Command Prompt window type getmac /v /fo list.
  • Find the section that describes the adapter whose MAC address you want to find. Look for the Physical Address line – it shows the MAC address as six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by hyphens (e.g. 00-26-18-4F-55-B7).

Windows 10

  • Go to your Desktop.
  • Type cmd, in the search bar located next to the start button on the taskbar.  Then press Enter. A new Command Prompt window will be opened.
  • In the Command Prompt window type getmac /v /fo list.
  • Find the section that describes the adapter whose MAC address you want to find. Look for the Physical Address line – it shows the MAC address as six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by hyphens (e.g. 00-26-18-4F-55-B7).

Apple Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.12 (Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan & Sierra)

  • – From the Apple in the upper left hand corner choose System Preferences
  • – Click on the Network icon
  • – Select Ethernet for Wired or Wi-Fi for Wireless
  • – Click on the Advanced button
  • – Click on the Hardware tab
  • – Your MAC address will be at the top of this window as your MAC Address . The MAC address is the 12 character address e.g. 00:D4:1F:76:23:B0

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