How to Find MAC Address on Windows 11

MAC address stands for Media Access Control address and is a unique identifier assigned to every network adapter. A typical MAC address looks something like this: 02:B0:F5:E8:AC:05. Finding your MAC address helps diagnose network issues, such as problems with IP addresses.

Unlike an IP address, a MAC address is permanently assigned to a device and cannot be changed. That makes it a more reliable way to identify senders and receivers of data on the network. This guide will show you how to find your MAC address on Windows.

Note: Adapters have their own unique MAC addresses. If your PC has both an Ethernet and a wireless adapter, they will have different MAC addresses.

Find your MAC address using Settings

The Settings app is probably the simplest way to find your MAC address on Windows 11.

  1. To open the Settings app, press (Windows key + I). You can also open it from the Start Menu.

    Press (Windows key + I) to open the Settings App
    Press (Windows key + I) to open the Settings App
  2. In the left-hand panel, select Network & Internet.

    In the left-hand column, select Network & Internet.
    In the left-hand column, select Network & Internet.
  3. Click on Ethernet or Wi-Fi, depending on which connection you’re using.

    Click on Ethernet or Wi-Fi, depending on which connection you're using
    Click on Ethernet or Wi-Fi, depending on which connection you’re using
  4. If you use Ethernet, look for the Physical address (MAC) at the bottom of the page.

    If you use Ethernet, look for the Physical address (MAC) at the bottom of the page.
    If you use Ethernet, look for the Physical address (MAC) at the bottom of the page.
  5. If you use Wi-Fi, scroll down and select Hardware properties.

    If you use Wi-Fi, scroll down and choose Hardware properties.
    If you use Wi-Fi, scroll down and choose Hardware properties.
  6. Under the Hardware properties section, scroll down and look for Physical Address (MAC).

    Under the Hardware properties section, scroll down and look for the MAC address
    Under the Hardware properties section, scroll down and look for the MAC address

Find your MAC address using Control Panel

Using Control Panel is an easy option to find your Mac address on Windows 11.

  1. Go to your Windows search and search for “Control Panel” in the search bar to find Control Panel.

    To open the Control Panel, Pres (Windows key +S) and type “Control Panel” in the search bar.
    Press (Windows key + S) and type “Control Panel” in the search bar to search for Control Panel.
  2. Select View network status and tasks under the Network and Internet category.

    Select View network status and tasks under the network and Internet category.
    Select View network status and tasks under the Network and Internet category.
  3. In the Network and Sharing Center, you’ll see a list of your active network connections. Select the adapter you’d like to discover the MAC address for, then click the link next to Connections. The connection type will determine the name of this link, which may be Ethernet or Wi-Fi.

    Select the adapter you'd like to discover the MAC address, then click the link beside Connections
    Select the adapter you’d like to discover the MAC address, then click the link beside Connections
  4. Click the Details… button.

    Click the Details button.
    Click the Details button.
  5. You’ll see the “Physical address” for the selected network device in the Property box – this is the MAC address.

    The MAC address for the selected network adapter
    The MAC address for the selected network adapter

Find your MAC address using Command Prompt

You can also find your Mac address using Command Prompt. This method is a little more complicated than the others, but it provides more detailed information about your network adapters.

  1. To open Command Prompt, press Windows key + R and type “cmd”. Press Enter.

    Press (Windows key +R) and type “cmd” to open the Command Prompt.
    Press (Windows key +R) and type “cmd” to open the Command Prompt.
  2. In the command prompt window, type the following command and press Enter
    ipconfig /all

    In the command prompt window, type "ipconfig /all."
    In the command prompt window, type “ipconfig /all.”
  3. This will show you a list of all the devices connected to your network, including your PC and other devices such as printers, routers, etc.
  4. Look for the name of the adapter you want to find (such as Wireless LAN or Ethernet) and scroll down until you come across the entry for “Physical Address”. This is your MAC address.

    Scroll down until you come across the entry for "Physical Address." This is your MAC address.
    Scroll down until you come across the entry for “Physical Address.” This is your MAC address.

Find your MAC address using Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell is another command-line tool you can use to find your Mac address.

  1. To open the PowerShell, type PowerShell in the Windows search bar and press Enter.

    Type PowerShell in the search bar and press Enter to open the PowerShell.
    Type PowerShell in the search bar and press Enter to open the PowerShell.
  2. In the PowerShell window, type the following command and press Enter. It will give you a list of all adapters on your computer. 
    Get-NetAdapter
    In the PowerShell window, type "Get-NetAdapter" or "getmac /v
    In the PowerShell window, type <Get-NetAdapter> or <getmac /v>
  3. Look for the adapter’s name you want to find the MAC address for and bingo! You have your MAC address displayed.

    In the PowerShell window, look for the MAC address
    In the PowerShell window, look for the MAC address

Find your MAC address using System Information

The Windows System Information is a utility that provides a wealth of information about your computer, including the MAC address of your network adapters.

  1. To open the System Information, type “msinfo32” in the search bar and press Enter.

    Type "msinfo32" in the search bar and press Enter to open the System Information.
    Type “msinfo32” in the search bar and press Enter to open the System Information.
  2. In the System Information window, go to Components > Network > Adapter

    In the System Information window, select Components> Network> Adapter.
    In the System Information window, go to Components > Network > Adapter.
  3. A list of all your network adapters will appear. Scroll down until you find the MAC address.

    A list of all your network adapters will appear. Scroll down until you find the MAC address.
    A list of all your network adapters will appear. Scroll down until you find the MAC address.

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