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Find MAC Address

Instructions for locating a computer's MAC address on Windows, macOS, and Linux.


  1. Open the command prompt by searching for "cmd" and hit enter.
  2. In the command prompt, type "getmac /v /fo list" and hit enter. 
  3. The Physical Address of the Local Area Connection or Ethernet is the MAC


  1. Go to your Settings and search for "network" and select the Ethernet port or the USB adapter (if you're using one)
    macOS Networking Page
  2. Click on "details" next to the connected network adapter
  3. The address is the string next to the label "MAC Address"
    Under the network adapter information, you can find the hardware address


  1. In a terminal, type "ifconfig /all" and hit enter. 
  2. Under "eth0" (or your active ethernet device connection), the "Hardware address" is the MAC address.linux-mac

Keywords"MAC Address" mac tools networking ip "physical address"   Doc ID106917
OwnerChristian F.GroupUMD Engineering IT
Created2020-10-30 13:45:00Updated2023-08-17 12:16:45
SitesUniversity of Maryland Engineering IT
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