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Acquiring the MAC address

This list does not include all device types. Instructions are accurate when this was published. Older or newer operating systems might have different instructions.

To acquire the MAC address of a device:
  • Windows: Open the command prompt and type ipconfig /all.

    The MAC address of your Windows device is the Physical Address, under information about the wireless adapter.

  • Mac OS X: Open Terminal and type ifconfig en1 | grep ether.

    The MAC address displays.

  • iOS: Go to Settings > General > About.

    The Wi-Fi Address is your iOS device's MAC address.

  • Android: Go to Settings > About Device > Status.

    The Wi-Fi MAC address is your Android device's MAC address.

Acquiring the MAC address

This list does not include all device types. Instructions are accurate when this was published. Older or newer operating systems might have different instructions.

To acquire the MAC address of a device:
  • Windows: Open the command prompt and type ipconfig /all.

    The MAC address of your Windows device is the Physical Address, under information about the wireless adapter.

  • Mac OS X: Open Terminal and type ifconfig en1 | grep ether.

    The MAC address displays.

  • iOS: Go to Settings > General > About.

    The Wi-Fi Address is your iOS device's MAC address.

  • Android: Go to Settings > About Device > Status.

    The Wi-Fi MAC address is your Android device's MAC address.