Find MAC Address

This article explain how to find the MAC Address on various devices. Click the drop down arrows to learn more. 

 Windows Computers
  1. Hit the Windows Key on your keyboard and search "Network and Sharing Center"
    1. Alternatively you can right click on the network connection and click on Network and Sharing
  2. Click on the current connected internet (Usually "Local Area Connection" if connected via Ethernet or "Wi-Fi (NAME OF CONNECTION)" if connected via Wireless).
  3. Click Details
  4. The Physical Address is the MAC Address. See picture:
 Mac Laptops and iOS Devices

Mac Laptops and iOS Devices 

  1. Click on the apple in the top left and go to System Preferences
    1. Alternatively you can click on System Preferences in the dock if it is located there
  2. Click Network from the menu.
  3. Choose WiFi from the menu on the left and click Advanced. Choose the Hardware tab on the right and the MAC address will be displayed there. 

iOS Devices 

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Select General
  3. Select About
  4. MAC Address is listed as Wi-Fi Address.
 Android Devices

Android Devices 

Each phone has a different layout, but the MAC address is located in generally the same spot.

  1. Go to settings
    1. May be on the home page or you may have to go into apps to find it
  2. Find About Device
    1. If the settings are separated into different tabs, it will be under a tab called System
  3. Tap on Status
  4. Scroll until you find Wi-Fi MAC Address

As mentioned, it may not be in this exact location, but it is under the settings somewhere. Just go searching and you'll find it. Or Google it. Or sit there and cry as you can't find it and the user looks at you with a concerned face and pats your shoulder awkwardly in an effort to console you because you've had a long day of classes and you just want to go home and eat popcorn and binge watch Netflix all night wrapped up in a blanket.


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