Windows MAC Address Finding Tutorial
- by Antoniy Yushkevych
- in Tutorials
What is a MAC Address?
A MAC (i.e. Media Access Control) address is a unique identifier assigned to a network interface controller (i.e. NIC) for use as a network address in communication within a network segment. Within the OSI network model, it is used in the data link layer. Typically, a MAC address consists of six groups of two hexadecimal digits separated by either hyphens or colons, or not separated at all. They are also primarily assigned by the manufacturer and thus are often called hardware addresses or physical addresses.
How to Find MAC Address on Windows?
Just follow these simple steps and find the MAC address within less than a minute.
- Press Windows Key and R at the same time on your keyboard. This will open the run box. Alternatively could also type in Run into the Windows Search bar.
- Type cmd into the Run box and press the Enter
- In the newly opened command prompt window, type in ipconfig -all and press the Enter key
- Your results should look something like this. The MAC addresses of all the network adapters will be listed in the Physical Address
Please note that all the network adapters on your machine have a different MAC address. The one you are using to connect to the internet right now will also have an IP address listed in it.