How to identify your devices MAC address


This article details how to find your devices MAC address.

To find your MAC address on a Windows Computer - method 1

1. Open command prompt. For Windows 10 and 11, search "Command Prompt" in the taskbar, or if you have an older version of Windows, you can right-click on the Start button and select Command Prompt from the menu.

2. Type in getmac /v and press Enter. This will display your network configuration. The required MAC address record will be identified as "Ethernet" in the Connection Name column.

getmac output

To find your MAC address on a Windows Computer - method 2

1. Open command prompt. For Windows 10 and 11, search "Command Prompt" in the taskbar, or if you have an older version of Windows, you can right-click on the Start button and select Command Prompt from the menu.

2. Type in ipconfig /all and press Enter. This will display your network configuration. 

command prompt - ipconfig

3. Find your adapter's physical address. Scroll down to the network adapter and look for the values next to "Physical Address," which is your MAC address. You may have 2 entries: 1 for your ethernet adapter (wired connection) and 1 for the wi-fi adapter (Eduroam or other wireless connection).

seeing your physical / MAC address on the results

To find your MAC address on a Mac computer (running macOS 12 - Monterey - or lower)

1. Click the Apple icon in the top left corner.

2. Select System Preferences, then Network.

3. Select the relevant network interface from the left-hand list.

4. Click Advanced in the bottom right corner.

Network page

Click the Hardware tab to display settings for this interface. The MAC address is listed at the top.

MAC Address

 

To find your MAC address on a Mac computer (running macOS 13 - Ventura - or higher)

1. Click the Apple icon in the top left corner.

2. Select System Settings, then Network.

System Settings / Network

3. Select the relevant network interface from the right-hand list.

Selected interface

4. Click the Details button, then the Hardware tab in the left-hand list.

 

Hardware tab