What is my mac address ? Do you have this question ? Don’t worry, it is very easy to find MAC address on Windows PC. This guide works on all versions of Windows.
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What is my MAC address?
MAC (Media Access Control) address is just an identification number of network adapters. Network adapter is a device through which you can connect your PC with other devices or network. Example for network devices are Ethernet,WiFi and Bluetooth. Your PC or Laptop must have these adapters. Every device has a particular number that is called physical address. This physical address is called as MAC address. See more details from Wikipedia.
When you enable MAC filter in router, you need to enter your device’s MAC address on that router. In most cases, you may need MAC address of WiFi.
Procedure to find MAC address
You can find MAC address through Command Prompt.
- Press “Windows + R”. Now you will see Run dialog. You can also open “Run” dialog from start menu.
- Type “cmd.exe” and click on Ok.
Now you will see command prompt.
Type getmac /v /fo list shown in below screenshot. There is a space between getmac,/v,/fo and list. Hit enter. (You can also use command ipconfig /all. This command will give you more details but those are unnecessary, when you need only mac address.)
You will see your network devices names and their mac address near “Physical address”.
My laptop has three network adapters Ethernet,Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. So above command showed three devices and their corresponding mac address. Usually desktop PC does not has Wi-Fi, so it may show only two devices.
Probably, you may need WiFi adapter’s mac address. Just see “Connection Name”. Move to Wi-Fi and note down physical address. It is your mac address for WiFi adapter.
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