When troubleshooting networking issues, it is sometimes necessary to find the computer's unique MAC (media access control) address to identify it on the network.  It is a 6 pair hexadecimal string of characters, is unique to each piece of network equipment in the computer, and never changes. It is also called the WiFi Address or Physical Address.  Follow the directions below to find the MAC Address for your device.


Mac OS X:

  1. Click on the Apple icon in the left of the menubar, click System Preferences, then click the Network icon.
  2. Select WiFi on the left and click Advanced on the bottom right.
  3. The Wi-Fi Address should be listed at the bottom of the popup window.

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Wireless or Wired icon in the notification area in the bottom right of your screen, and click Network Settings.
  2. In the popup window, click Hardware Properties.
  3. The Physical Address listed is the MAC Address for that network adapter.

Windows 7:

  1. Click on the Wireless or Wired icon in the notification area in the bottom right of your screen, and click Open Network and Sharing Center.
  2. In the Control Panel popup, in the View your active networks section, in the Connection field, click each entry listed there.
    • You will usually only see one item listed, and it will typically be WiFi Connection if you are connected via wireless.
  3. In the Status popup, click the Details button.
  4. The Physical Address listed is the MAC Address for that network adapter.

iPhone & iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app
  2. Go to the General section, then go to About.
  3. Scroll down to view the WiFi (MAC) Address.

Android:

  1. On the Home screen, tap the Menu key and go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap About, then tap Status.
  3. Scroll down to view WiFi (MAC) Address.