The MAC (Media Access Control) address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces. It's basically the physical address of your network connection.


This means if you have both a wired and wireless connection on your computer, that you have two MAC addresses: one for the wireless adapter and one for the wired.


Here's how to find your MAC address on your computer.


Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.8

  1. Go to the Network Panel in System Preferences.
  2. Select either Ethernet (Wired) or Airport (Wireless) on the left panel.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Click on the Airport or Ethernet Tab.
  5. The MAC Address is listed as the Airport or Ethernet ID.


Windows 10

  1. In the Ask me anything space next to the Windows 10 icon, type cmd.exe
  2. Type ipconfig /all
  3. Find the Physical Address listed under Wireless LAN Adapter or Ethernet Adapter (depending on type of connection)

or:

  1. Right-click on the Windows 10 icon.
  2. Click on Run from the drop-down menu.
  3. Type cmd.exe in the Open: space.
  4. Type ipconfig /all.
  5. Find the Physical Address listed under Wireless LAN Adapter or Ethernet Adapter (depending on type of connection)


Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Start Button > Type cmd in search field
  2. Select cmd.exe > Type ipconfig /all
  3. Find the Physical Address listed under Wireless LAN Adapter or Ethernet Adapter (depending on type of connection)




To find the MAC address on your gaming console, set-top box, etc., please see our article here:

http://support.lesley.edu/support/solutions/articles/4000029111-how-do-i-find-the-wired-mac-address-of-my