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How to find out the MAC address

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First of all, what is a MAC (MAC) address – this is a unique physical identifier for a network device that is written to it at the production stage. Any network card, Wi-Fi adapter and router, and just a router – they all have a MAC address, usually 48-bit. It may also be useful: How to change the MAC address. The instructions will help you find the MAC address in Windows 10, 8, Windows 7 and XP in several ways, also below you will find a video guide.

For need a MAC address? In the general case, for the network to work correctly, but for the average user, you may need it, for example, in order to configure the router. Not so long ago I tried to help one of my readers from Ukraine with setting up a router, and for some reason it didn’t work out for any reason. Later it turned out that the provider uses MAC address binding (which I have never seen before) – that is, access to the Internet is possible only from the device whose MAC address is known to the provider.

How to find out the MAC address in Windows via the command line Press the Win + R keys on the keyboard (Windows XP, 7, 8 and 8.1) and enter the cmd command, the command line will open. At the command prompt, type ipconfig / all and press Enter. As a result, a list of all network devices of your computer (not only real, but also virtual, those can also be present). In the “Physical address” field, you will see the required address (for each device, its own – that is, for Wi-Fi adapter it is one, for the network card of the computer – another).

The above method is described in any article on this topic and even on Wikipedia. And here is another command that works in all modern versions of the Windows operating system, starting with XP, for some reason is not described almost anywhere, and for some ipconfig / all does not work.

Faster and in a more convenient way, you can get MAC address information using the command:

getmac / v / fo list

It will also need to be entered on the command line, and the result will look like this:

View MAC Address in Windows Interface

Perhaps this way to find out the MAC address of a laptop or computer (or rather its network card or Wi-Fi adapter) will be even easier than the previous one for novice users. It works for Windows 10, 8, 7 and Windows XP.

You will need to complete three simple steps:

Press the Win + R keys on the keyboard and type msinfo32, press Enter. In the “System Information” window that opens, go to the “Network” – “Adapter” item.

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