Find the MAC Address of a Computer

A MAC address is also known as a hardware address or an Ethernet address. It is a unique identifier specific to the network card in the computer. A MAC address is usually shown in this form: XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX, where each X is a digit or letter from A to F. To find the MAC address of a computer on your network:

  1. From the command line of the computer whose MAC address you want to find, type ipconfig /all (Windows) or ifconfig (OS X or Linux).
  2. Look for the entry for the computer’s “physical address.” This value is the MAC or hardware address for the computer.

See Also

Use Static MAC Address Binding

Restrict Network Traffic by MAC Address