How to Find MAC Address in Windows 10

Every network adapter you have installed in your PC, laptop or tablet has a physical address called the "MAC address". The MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to each network interface for communication on the physical network segment. There are a number of situations when you need to find your network card's MAC address in Windows 10.

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To find the MAC Address in Windows 10, you can use one of the following methods.

Here we go.

Find the MAC Address in Settings

You can find the MAC address in Windows 10 using the Settings app. It can be done for an Ethernet adapter and for a Wi-Fi adapter if you have one installed.

 

  1. Open the Settings app.Windows 10 Settings Blue
  2. Go to Network & Internet -> WiFi if you are looking for the MAC Address of your Wi-Fi adapter.Windows 10 Settings Wifi Blue
  3. Go to Network & Internet -> Ethernet if you need to find the MAC Address of your Ethernet adapter.Windows 10 Settings Wifi Blue
  4. Click on the network name to see its properties.
  5. On the next page, you will find the line Physical address(MAC). It is the MAC Address value you are looking for.Windows 10 Settings WIFI MAC Windows 10 Settings Ethernet MAC

Find the MAC Address in Command Prompt

It is possible to find the MAC address in Windows 10 using a couple of console commands. You need to open a new command prompt instance and type or paste one of the following commands.

getmac /v

The getmac tool shpws the MAC address for network adapters on your system. The switch "/v" enables verbose output which include the adapter's name. See the following screenshot.

Windows 10 Find MAC Address Console

Alternatively, you can use the command "ipconfig /all". Type it in the command prompt:

Windows 10 ipconfig all

In the output, see the Physical address value: Windows 10 ipconfig all output

Find the MAC Address in Control Panel

It is possible to find the MAC address of a network adapter using Control Panel.

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Go to Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center.Windows 10 Network And Sharing Center
  3. Click the link "Change adapter settings" on the left.Windows 10 Change Network Adapter Link
  4. Double-click on the network adapter (connection) you want to see the MAC address for. Windows 10 Network Connections Folder
  5. The connection status window will be opened. Click on the button "Details".Windows 10 Network Connection Status
  6. The property "Physical address" is the MAC address of the selected network adapter.Windows 10 Network Connection MAC

Find the MAC Address using PowerShell

Open PowerShell and type or paste the following command:

get-netadapter

In the output of the cmdlet you will find the MACAddress column, which is exactly what we are looking for.

Windows 10 Find MAC Address PowerShell

That's it.

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3 thoughts on “How to Find MAC Address in Windows 10

  1. Jerome Gonzalez

    Hello Sergey:

    Is there any way to enable random Mac address for wired connection (aka I’m connecting to my router with an Ethernet cable).

    Sincerely,

    Jerome

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Hi Jerome,
      It looks like there is no way to get this feature working with the ethernet connection.

      Reply
  2. Robin Larson

    what is my mac wifi address

    Reply

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