A Media Access Control (MAC) address is a unique, 12-character alphanumeric attribute that is used to identify individual electronic devices on a network. The MAC address for your device may be helpful when troubleshooting any networking issues that you encounter on that device.

  1. Click on the Start menu button.
  2. Type cmd in the search box and press Enter.
  3. This will open a black Command Prompt window.
  4. Type: getmac /v /fo list
  5. Find the entry associated with your network card, typically labeled "Local Area Connection for wired interfaces" or "Wireless Network Connection for wireless interfaces".
  6. The value listed as the "Physical Address" is the Hardware MAC Address for that network card. It will be in the format: XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX.
  7. Type exit to close the Command Prompt window when finished.