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 Preferences.
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 the Hardware tab at the top. 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).