Every network interface or device including laptop’s Wi-Fi adapter has a unique hardware ID that is being named as media access control or MAC. There
Obviously, for a couple of reasons you need to find the MAC address of your network card, generally known as physical address or hardware address.
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For instance, if you want to set up your router, you can use MAC address filtering to indicate devices that are allowed to connect to the network depending on their MAC addresses.
Moreover, you can also recognize different devices by using their MAC addresses being listed by your router.
It is very easy to find MAC address in Windows either by using command prompt or by going into settings details of your network adapter.
Method 1: Finding MAC Address using Command prompt
One of the quickest ways for finding the MAC address is by typing a command in command prompt. Follow these steps to know about finding MAC using commant prompt:
Step 1: Open the Command Prompt, if you are using Windows 10, then just type in “Command Prompt” in the taskbar. If you are using an older version of Windows, you can just right click on Start Button and select Command Prompt from the menu.
Step 2: Enter ipconfig/all andhit Enter Key. You will be able to see your network configuration.
Step 3: Check your adapter’s physical address, Scroll down and look for the values labeled next to “Physical Address”, which is your MAC address.
Method 2: Finding MAC Address using Network Connection Settings
In Windows, you can view your network adapter’s MAC Address by looking at its details.
Step 1: Go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center
Step 2: Click on your Network Connection.
Step 3: Click the “Details” button.
Step 4: Locate the Physical Address, you can use your physical address under Network Connection Details window will be your address.