How to Find your Computer's MAC Address

Overview

The instructions below can used to find the MAC Address for your computer. Instructions are provided for finding either the wireless or wired/Ethernet Address for Windows, MacOS, and Chromebooks. 

The format of the MAC address will be sets of two characters, letters and/or numbers, separated by colons or dashes. The MAC Address consists of a total of 12 characters. 

MAC Address example: AA:12:BB:34:CC:56

Instructions

Windows: 

Wireless MAC Address
  1. Open your Start Menu and click on Settings. 
  2. Select Network and Internet.
  3. Select Wifi from the column on the left. 
  4. Click on Hardware Properties.
  5. The MAC Address will be listed with the property Physical Address.
Wired/Ethernet MAC Address
  1. Open your Start Menu and click on Settings. 
  2. Select Network and Internet.
  3. Select Ethernet from the column on the left. 
  4. Click on the Ethernet Icon at the top of the window. 
  5. The MAC Address will be listed under Properties at the bottom next to Physical Address (MAC).

MacOS: 

Wireless MAC Address
  1. Click on the Apple icon and select System Preferences.
  2. Click on Network.
  3. Make sure that Wifi (or Airport) is selected in the column on the left and then click on Advanced.
  4. The MAC address will be shown at the bottom of the Wi-Fi (or Airport) section.
Wired/Ethernet MAC Address
  1. Click on the Apple icon.
  2. Select System Preferences
  3. Select Network
  4. Make sure Ethernet is selected in the column on the left.
  5. Click on Advanced
  6. Select Hardware from the options at the top. 
  7. The MAC Address will be listed in this menu. 

Chromebook

Wireless MAC Address
  1. Sign in to your Chromebook.
  2. Click your account photo.
  3. Click the Wi-Fi network Wi-Fi
  4. At the top of the box, click Information Information
  5. You'll see your Chromebook's IP address and IPv6 address. Your MAC address is labeled "Wi-Fi."

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Article ID: 133664
Created
Mon 6/14/21 12:39 PM
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Mon 6/14/21 12:56 PM