This post shows students and new users steps to find their MAC address when using Windows 11. A MAC or Media Access Control address is a unique string of letters and numbers assigned to a network device identifying it on the network.
A MAC address is assigned to a network adapter or network interface controller (NIC) which is used to communications on a physical network segment. Knowing your device MAC address can help you identify and troubleshoot networking issues.
There are many ways one can find their device MAC address when using Windows 11. The steps below will go over a few methods you can use to identify your Windows device MAC with few clicks and simple commands.
How to identify Windows device MAC address
As mentioned above, a MAC or Media Access Control address is a unique string of letters and numbers assigned to a network device identifying it on the network.
If you ever wanted to know your Windows device MAC address, the steps below should come in handy.
Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its Settings app.
To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:
Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.
Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Network & internet tile to expand it.
On the Network & internet settings pane, select Advanced network settings tile at the bottom to expand it.
On the Advanced network settings pane, under Network adapters, select a Ethernet or Wi-Fi tile to expand it.
Do this for each network adapter you wish to view its MAC address.
When the adapter tile is expanded, click on View additional properties tile to expand it.
There, you should see the Physical address (MAC) for the adapter. You can do this for all network adapter you want to view its MAC address.
You can close the Settings app when done.
How to view Windows MAC address via Command Prompt
Alternately, one can view their device MAC address via the Command Prompt. Open the Command Prompt, then run the commands below to view your device MAC address.
The command above will display similar lines as shown below for each network adapter.
Ethernet adapter Ethernet: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Penguin.local Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 08-00-27-AA-A8-67 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c5fc:dff2:549d:31c1%5(Preferred) IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.2.18(Preferred) Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
How to your MAC address in Windows via PowerShell
When it opens, run the commands below to view your device MAC address.
The command above should display similar line below for each adapter connected to your Windows computer.
Name InterfaceDescription ifIndex Status MacAddress LinkSpeed ---- -------------------- ------- ------ ---------- --------- Ethernet Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter 5 Up 08-00-27-AA-A8-67 1 Gbps
That should do it!
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