Network and Internet Find MAC Address on Windows 11 PC


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A MAC address (Media Access Control address) is a unique identifier assigned to a network interface controller (aka: NIC or network adapter) for use as a network address in communications on the physical network segment. This use is common in most IEEE 802 networking technologies, including Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

MAC addresses are primarily assigned by device manufacturers, and are therefore often referred to as the burned-in address (BIA), or as an Ethernet hardware address (EHA), hardware address, or physical address.

MAC addresses are recognizable as six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by hyphens, colons, or without a separator.

Knowing the MAC address of a network adapter can help to identify the device or configure networking permissions (ex: MAC filtering) on a router.

This tutorial will show you how to find the MAC address of network adapters (NICs) on your Windows 11 PC.


Contents





Option One

Find MAC Address in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Network & internet on the left side, and click/tap on Advanced network settings on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Advanced network settings

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3 Click/tap on the network adapter (ex: "Ethernet") you want to know its MAC address to expand it open, and click/tap on View additional properties. (see screenshot below)

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4 You will now see the Physical address (MAC) for this network adapter. (see screenshot below)

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5 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Find MAC Address in Network and Sharing Center


This option is only available for current network connections.


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Network and Sharing Center icon.

2 In Network and Sharing Center, click/tap on the network connection link next to Connections you want to know its MAC address. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap Details. (see screenshot below)

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4 You will now see the Physical address for this network connection. (see screenshot below)

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Option Three

Find MAC Address in System Information


1 Open System Information (msinfo32.exe).

2 Expand open Components in the left pane. (see screenshot below)

3 Expand open Network in the left pane.

4 Click/tap on Adapter in the left pane.

5 In the right pane of Adapter, find the Name of the network adapter you want to know its MAC address.

6 You will now see the MAC Address for this network adapter.

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Option Four

Find MAC Address using getmac Command


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below you want to use into Windows Terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

getmac /v

OR]​

getmac /v /fo list

3 You will now see the Physical address of all network adapters on your PC.

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Option Five

Find MAC Address using ipconfig Command


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below into Windows Terminal, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

ipconfig /all

3 You will now see the Physical address of all network adapters on your PC.

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Option Six

Find MAC Address using Get-NetAdapter Command


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select Windows PowerShell.

2 Copy and paste the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Get-NetAdapter

3 You will now see the MacAddress of all network adapters on your PC.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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