How to Find a MAC Address in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to find their MAC address when using Windows 11. A MAC or Media Access Control address is a unique string of letters and numbers assigned to a network device identifying it on the network.

A MAC address is assigned to a network adapter or network interface controller (NIC) which is used to communications on a physical network segment. Knowing your device MAC address can help you identify and troubleshoot networking issues.

There are many ways one can find their device MAC address when using Windows 11. The steps below will go over a few methods you can use to identify your Windows device MAC with few clicks and simple commands.

How to identify Windows device MAC address

As mentioned above, a MAC or Media Access Control address is a unique string of letters and numbers assigned to a network device identifying it on the network.

If you ever wanted to know your Windows device MAC address, the steps below should come in handy.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its Settings app.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Network & internet tile to expand it.

windows 11 network internet pane

On the Network & internet settings pane, select Advanced network settings tile at the bottom to expand it.

windows 11 advanced network settings

On the Advanced network settings pane, under Network adapters, select a Ethernet or Wi-Fi tile to expand it.

Do this for each network adapter you wish to view its MAC address.

windows 11 ethernet adapter tile

When the adapter tile is expanded, click on View additional properties tile to expand it.

windows 11 view additional network properties

There, you should see the Physical address (MAC) for the adapter. You can do this for all network adapter you want to view its MAC address.

windows 11 physical address shown

You can close the Settings app when done.

How to view Windows MAC address via Command Prompt

Alternately, one can view their device MAC address via the Command Prompt. Open the Command Prompt, then run the commands below to view your device MAC address.

ipconfig /all

The command above will display similar lines as shown below for each network adapter.

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : Penguin.local
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 08-00-27-AA-A8-67
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c5fc:dff2:549d:31c1%5(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.2.18(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

How to your MAC address in Windows via PowerShell

Another way one can view their device MAC address is via PowerShell. If you prefer PowerShell in Windows, then open Windows PowerShell app.

When it opens, run the commands below to view your device MAC address.

Get-NetAdapter

The command above should display similar line below for each adapter connected to your Windows computer.

Name                      InterfaceDescription                    ifIndex Status       MacAddress             LinkSpeed
----                      --------------------                    ------- ------       ----------             ---------
Ethernet                  Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter          5 Up           08-00-27-AA-A8-67         1 Gbps

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to show your Windows device MAC address when using Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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