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How do I find the MAC address of my computer?


Apple macOS

  • Log in to the Mac, and in the upper left hand corner choose System Settings...
  • Click on Network.
  • Click the network device which is "Connected" and marked with a green dot.
  • Click on the Details... button.
  • Click Hardware.
  • Your MAC address will be a 12 character address (e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD).


Linux

  • In a terminal session type ifconfig
  • This will show you a list of the network adapters installed. The MAC address is referred to here as the HWaddr.
  • To pick out your wireless MAC address type iwconfig


Windows 10

  • Right click the Start icon
  • Select Network Connections
  • Right Click on the Ethernet Icon
  • Select Status
  • Click Details button
  • The MAC address is given in the Physical Address line and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD


iOS (Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)

  • Touch the Settings app.
  • Touch General.
  • Touch About.
  • Your MAC address is given in the Wi-Fi Address line and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD


Android

The menu screens for a specific Android phone may vary slightly in terminology but the instructions are the same:

  • From your home screen navigate to your All apps / programs menu and Select Settings from the list:
    [Android 'All apps' screenshot]
  • Select About Phone:
    [Android 'Settings' screenshot]
  • Select Hardware Information or Status:
    [Android 'About phone' screenshot]
  • On the list that appears look for Wi-Fi MAC Address:
    [Android 'Hardware information' screenshot]
Last reviewed: 
12/01/2022

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