The Media Access Control (MAC) address is one of the most important aspects of a computer that you might not think of. This 12-digit hexadecimal number is uniquely assigned to your computer when it connects to the Internet and helps identify it on the network. You can think of it the same way you think of a mailing address. Your computer can also have more than one MAC address because it is assigned to each type of network connection, such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or mobile network. But where can you find these addresses? We’ve got you covered.
How to find your computer’s MAC address using Command Prompt
To find your computer’s MAC address, you will need to be an administrator and have access to the command prompt. This Windows tool will give you all the information you need after entering a few lines of code.
- He presses Start + R on your PC or laptop keyboard to open the Run window.
- The Running window opens.
- He writes CMD, Then press Yes If prompted.
- If you do not have administrator access, go to the Start menu, search for Command Prompt, right-click on the result, and then click Run as administrator.
- At the command prompt, type the following command:
- You will see a readout for the Windows IP configuration.
- Find the adapter you are currently using in the list.
- If you are using Wi-Fi, it will usually be mentioned Wireless lan wifi adapter. If ethernet, he will say ethernet adapter
- Under Adapter, find physical address. Write down the number. This is your MAC address.
How to find the MAC address of your computer through the Control Panel
If you are not comfortable using the command prompt, you can also find your computer’s MAC address through the Windows Control Panel in both Windows 10 and Windows 11. Again, you’ll need administrator access.
- Open the Windows Start menu.
- seek control Board And click the highest score.
- He chooses Network and the Internet.
- He chooses Network and Sharing Center.
- You will see a list of active networks. Choose the one you are currently using.
- Click the hyperlinked network name, or if it’s on Ethernet, click ethernet.
- He chooses details.
In the pop-up window, you will see the physical address listed. This is our MAC address. Write it down somewhere.
That’s all there is to finding your MAC address in Windows 10 or 11. It doesn’t take much effort as long as you have administrator access. We hope you found this guide useful. We’ve got other guides too, especially if you’re wondering how to upgrade to Windows 11 or if you want to know what’s new in Windows 11 22H2.