How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 10

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Every network device or interface, such as your laptop's Wi-Fi adapter, has a unique hardware ID called the MAC (or "media access control") address. You can find the MAC address for your network card in Windows 10 in just a couple of steps.

There are a few reasons you might need to find your MAC address, also known as the physical address or hardware address. If you're setting up your router, for example, you could use MAC address filtering to specify the devices that are allowed to connect to the network based on their MAC addresses. (However, this isn't really a solid way to secure your network, since MAC addresses can be easily changed or spoofed.) Another reason is if your router lists connected devices by their MAC address and you want to figure out which device is which.


Luckily, you can find your MAC address easily in Windows with either the command prompt or in the settings details of your network adapter.

How to Find Your MAC Address with the Command Prompt

The quickest way to find the MAC address is through the command prompt.

1. Open the command prompt. Search "Command Prompt" in the taskbar, or if you have an older version of Windows, you can right-click on the Start button and select Command Prompt from the menu.


2. Type in ipconfig /all and press Enter. This will display your network configuration. 

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3. Find your adapter's physical address. Scroll down to your network adapter and look for the values next to "Physical Address," which is your MAC address.

windows10 mac cmd mac address

How to Find Your MAC Address in the Network Connection Settings

You can also find the MAC address by looking at the details of your network adapter in Windows.

1. Search "View network status and tasks" in the taskbar and click on it. (Or navigate to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center)


2. Click on your network connection.

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3. Click the "Details" button.

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4. Locate the Physical Address. The value for the physical address in the Network Connection Details window is your MAC address.

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  • Anonymous Says:

    Even for someone who knows a tiny bit about computers, these instructions were clear and concise. The pictures also helped imensely. Overall is was super simple to understand 👍

  • Robert McFarlane Says:

    How do I print the MAC address and other information that shows up? There is no print option and nothing I try seems to work.

  • John DeCruase Says:

    Thanks laptopmag. Now i know much more

  • cindy Says:

    Will that hurt the other people that are already connected to the router

  • Keyur Nakrani Says:

    Good nice oossm very good fine

  • Ahmed Raza Ansari Says:

    It's good. Helpful but nothing is new.

  • Tony Hanson Says:

    Even easier on Windows 10. You can click on the little wifi symbol in the bottom right of you screen, then on the words 'Network Settings', then 'Advanced Options'. The MAC address is the same as the Physical address on the bottom of that window

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