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Finding a MAC Address through Command Prompt

This document details how to find the MAC Address on your Windows 7, Windows 10, or Mac computer.

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Finding your hardware address (MAC Address) on a Windows 7 or Windows 10 computer
Finding your hardware address (MAC Address) on a Mac


Finding Your Hardware Address (MAC Address) on a Windows 7 or Windows 10 Computer

1. Select the "Start" menu or press Windows + R on your keyboard.

2. Enter "cmd" and press "Enter" or "Open." Below is what the results should resemble once the command prompt has opened.

Screenshot of CMD

3.  In the command prompt, enter "ipconfig /all" as shown below. 

 Screenshot of Ipconfigall

4. Press "Enter." Look for the heading called Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection.

5. Under this category, look for the Physical Address. This is your Wired MAC Address.

Screenshot of ipconfigran

6. Now look for the heading that is called Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection.

7. Under this category look for the Physical Address. This is your Wireless MAC Address.


Finding Your Hardware Address (MAC Address) on a Mac

1. Navigate to the apple and select "System Preferences."

2.  Navigate to the Network icon and, once its opened, check to see the Ethernet tab is selected.

3.  From the Ethernet tab, select "Advanced."

Screenshot of Ethernet-Edited

4. Navigate to the Hardware tab. Your Wired MAC Address will be listed here.

Screenshot of Ethernet-Mac-Edited

5.  Now navigate to the Wi-Fi tab and select the "Advanced" button.

 Screenshot of WIFIAHHH

6.Navigate to the Hardware tab. Your Wireless MAC address will be listed here.

Screenshot of Wifi-Mac-Edited



KeywordsMAC, address, ipconfig, /all, cmd, MAC address, command prompt   Doc ID28810
OwnerSteve K.GroupUW Green Bay
Created2013-02-26 14:45:36Updated2023-01-04 11:55:30
SitesUW Green Bay
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