Find MAC Address for Windows, Mac, iPhone, and Android

To troubleshoot issues, we sometimes need the network device's unique identifier, called a MAC address (sometimes referred to as an Ethernet, Physical, or Hardware address).

A MAC address looks like this: a1:b2:33:45:cd:6e

How to Find MAC Address on MacOS (an Apple computer)

Step 1: Click the Apple in the top left and click System Settings.

Step 2: Choose the network for which you want the MAC address (WiFi, if you're troubleshooting WiFi, Ethernet for Ethernet, etc.) and on the bottom right, click Advanced. 

Step 3 Click on details.

Step 4: Click the Hardware at the bottom. Your MAC address will be displayed there.

How to Find MAC Address on a Windows PC

Step 1: Type in cmd into your Windows search bar and tap Command Prompt on the search result.

Step 2: Type or paste the command ipconfig /all into the Command Prompt console and hit the Enter button. That will display a bunch of network configurations in the console.

Step 3: Under the “Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi” section, check for Physical address to see the Wi-Fi MAC address of your Windows computer. Check under the Ethernet section for your Ethernet MAC address.

How to Find MAC Address on iPhone or iPad

Step 1: Launch the Settings menu on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Tap General.

Step 3: Tap About.

Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the page and locate the Wi-Fi address. That is the MAC address of your iOS device.

How to Find MAC Address on Android

Step 1: Launch your device’s Settings menu.

Step 2: Tap ‘Network & Internet’ option.

Step 3: Tap Wi-Fi.

Step 4: On the Wi-Fi settings menu, tap the name of the Wi-Fi device you are connected to. Alternatively, tap the gear icon.

Step 5: Tap the Advance drop-down button.

You should see your device’s MAC address (under the Network details section).


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