Find MAC address on Windows

This article shows how to find MAC address of your network interfaces on Windows.
I will show 2 methods which are as following:

  1. Find MAC address from Network and Sharing Center
    This method gets MAC address from active connections. If you want to find MAC address of disconnected network interface, try the second method. The steps on this method are the same for Windows 7, 8 and 10.
  2. Use getmac command
    This method works on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10.

MAC address is unique number assigned to network interfaces for communications. It consists of 12 hexadecimal numbers and usually written in these format: 01-23-45-67-89-ab or 01:23:45:67:89:ab.

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Step-by-step

Find MAC address from Network and Sharing Center

  1. On Windows desktop, right-click on this network icon and select Open Network and Sharing Center.
    Open Network and sharing center
  2. On this window, you’ll see active networks. Click on the network that you want.
    Select network interface
  3. On network status, click Details.
    Click Details on network status window
  4. MAC address is the physical address as highlight on the screenshot below. In this example, MAC address of this network is 00-0C-29-77-16-94.
    MAC address of this network interface

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Use getmac command to get MAC address

  1. Open Run window by press Windows + R keyboard shortcut. Type cmd and press Enter.
    Open Run window
  2. On command prompt window, type the command below and press Enter.
    getmac /v /fo list

    Use getmac command

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