Knowledgebase: Internet
How to find your MAC Address (Windows)
Posted by on 07 March 2016 02:07 PM

A MAC address is a unique identifier for your network adapter or Network Interface Card (NIC) You will need your computer’s MAC address in order to register many network devices on DCCC’s network and is good to know how to find it.  A MAC address is also referred to as a Physical Address.  It usually looks something like this “34-17-EB-BC-75-41”

1. Click on the Windows Start key (bottom left corner of the screen) to open the Windows menu.

2. Type cmd in the search box and press Enter.  This will launch the command prompt.  A black box will open.

3. Type ipconfig /all and press Enter.

4. You should see the results for all the network devices currently installed on your computer.

5. Locate the device you need the MAC address for.  Typically you will be looking for either Wireless Adapter or Wired Adapter.

  • The Wireless Adapter will appear as Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network
  • Connection The Wired Adapter will appear as Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection

6. Locate the line “Physical Address….…..: XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX” under the desired adapter.

7. The MAC address is the bit that looks like this - XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX but will be a series of letters and numbers (i.e. “34-17-EB-BC-75-41”)