How To - Find Your MAC Address
Posted by Jesse Cross, Last modified by Jose Urquiza on 29 June 2017 01:51 PM
A media access control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier for network inferfaces used in communications on a physical network segment.
There are a few ways to access this information on a Windows device:
You will need to launch the command line. You can press the WinKey+R to bring up the Run window, type
Otherwise you can bring up your start menu, type in
Once in the command line, you will want to type "
Another way to do this would be to navigate to the Control Panel and then to the Network and Sharing Center. In the Network and Sharing Center you will want to click "Change adapter settings" in the top left. From here right click and go to properties on your network adapter. Then hover over the "Connect using:" area to see the MAC address.
In a Mac environment, navigate to System Preferences. Click Network, then the name of your connection. Go to Advanced and select the Hardware tab.
You can also type "Ethernet ID" into the search box once you are in the connection to get to it.
As most Linux distributions have different settings menus or use different window systems we will not cover a way to look this up in the GUI.
Open a terminal and type
You then will want to find the HWaddr associated with the correct ethernet port on your device.
This can vary depending on the version of Android and modifications made to the OS by different manufacturers, but it should be generally the same.
Drag down from the top and click in the top right to bring up the menu. Select settings on this menu.
Then select Wi-Fi.
You will then want to select the menu at the bottom left and select "Advanced".
The MAC address will be near the bottom.
To locate the MAC address on an iOS device, tap the settings application. In the settings menu, go to General and then About. Then find the Wi-Fi Address.
The process for locating the MAC address may vary from device to device.
Click the network icon in the bottom right of the screen. Click Wi-Fi/Ethernet.
Then click the information area in the bottom right of the Wi-Fi/Ethernet settings.