How to find MAC address:

MAC address of your computer
Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / 2008 / Vista / Windows 7
Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 2008 (Full Installation only)
Windows 8
LINUX
Apple Mac OS X 10.2-10.6

MAC address of a system connected to the same subnet as your computer
Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / 2008 / Vista / Windows 7
LINUX

MAC address of your Smart Phone / Mobile device
iPhone / iPod Touch
iPad
BlackBerry
Android Phones - Samsung Galaxy S III

See also: How to add MAC address to wireless router...

MAC address of your computer

Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / 2008 / Vista / Windows 7

  1. Open a Command Prompt window by clicking the Start button, clicking Programs or All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Command Prompt.
  2. In the Command Prompt window type ipconfig /all
  3. Find the Physical Address line under the section that describes your network adapter. MAC address is listed as six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by hyphens (-).

C:\Documents and Settings\admin>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : mypc
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : domain.local
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.local

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-02-80-92-7A
   Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.3
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, February 15, 2008 3:19:03 PM
   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, February 20, 2008 3:19:03 PM

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network Connection
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-7B-89-C4-E0

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Personal Area Network from TOSHIBA
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-03-7A-F3-6C-E7

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Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 2008 (Full Installation only)

  1. Open a Command Prompt window by clicking the Start button, clicking Programs or All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Command Prompt.
  2. In the Command Prompt window type getmac
  3. MAC address is listed as six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by hyphens (-) in the beginning of the line.

C:\Users\admin>getmac
Physical Address    Transport Name
=================== ==========================================================
00-21-85-0C-52-A3   \Device\Tcpip_{4B89E525-B2FE-4E02-B769-D671265BBDE6}

Note:
  If your computer has more than one network adapter use getmac /v /fo list command.

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Windows 8

  1. Go to the Desktop.
  2. Open a Windows Explorer window by clicking on the Windows Explorer icon on the taskbar.
  3. Click on the small Folder icon in the Address bar, type cmd and then press Enter. New Command Prompt window will be opened.
  4. In the Command Prompt window type getmac /v /fo list
  5. Find the section that describes the adapter you want to find MAC address of. The Physical Address line shows MAC address as six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by hyphens (-).

C:\Users\admin>getmac /v /fo list

Connection Name: Local Area Connection
Network Adapter: NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Physical Address: 00-26-18-4F-55-B7
Transport Name: \Device\Tcpip_{CE306346-5423-4218-8F88-BDBA73D04924}

Connection Name: VirtualBox Host-Only Network
Network Adapter: VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address: 08-00-27-00-66-7F
Transport Name: \Device\Tcpip_{7AF27739-CB07-4B45-8BD4-CE809F5B9F1B}

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LINUX - using ifconfig command

  1. Open a terminal or console window.
  2. In the window type ifconfig or sudo ifconfig
  3. MAC address is marked as HWaddr and listed as six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by colon (:).

root@host:~# ifconfig
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10:5A:0D:5A:A5
   inet addr:192.168.0.2 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
   inet6 addr: fe80::210:5aff:f00d:5bb5/64 Scope:Link
   UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
   RX packets:1206866 errors:54423 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:81536
   TX packets:941228 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
   collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
   RX bytes:332783971 (317.3 MiB) TX bytes:214601237 (204.6 MiB)
   Interrupt:10 Base address:0xa000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
   inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
   inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
   UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
   RX packets:1573 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
   TX packets:1573 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
   collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
   RX bytes:99765 (97.4 KiB) TX bytes:99765 (97.4 KiB)

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LINUX - using ip command

  1. Open a terminal or console window.
  2. In the window type ip link or sudo ip link
  3. MAC address is marked as link/ether and listed as six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by colon (:).

[root@localhost ~]# ip link
1: lo: mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT
   link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: ens32: mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP mode DEFAULT qlen 1000
   link/ether 00:0c:29:c2:fc:60 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
[root@localhost ~]#

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Apple Mac OS X 10.2-10.6

  1. Launch Finder, open Applications folder, then open Utilities folder and start Terminal.
  2. In the Terminal window type ifconfig
  3. Find the ether line under the section that describes your network adapter. MAC address is listed as six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by by colon (:).

host:~ user$ ifconfig
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
   inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
   inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
   inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
gif0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1280
stf0: flags=0<> mtu 1280
en0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
   ether 00:25:bc:de:96:74
   media: autoselect status: inactive
   supported media: none autoselect 10baseT/UTP <half-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,flow-control> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 100baseTX <half-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex,flow-control> 100baseTX <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 1000baseT <full-duplex> 1000baseT <full-duplex,flow-control> 1000baseT <full-duplex,hw-loopback>
fw0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 4078
   lladdr 00:25:bc:ff:fe:de:98:64
   media: autoselect <full-duplex> status: inactive
   supported media: autoselect <full-duplex>
en1: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
   inet6 fe80::225:ff:fe4e:a73d%en1 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x6
   inet 192.168.0.101 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.255
   ether 00:25:00:4e:a8:39
   media: autoselect status: active
   supported media: autoselect

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MAC address of a system connected to the same subnet as your computer

Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / 2008 / Vista / Windows 7

  1. Open a Command Prompt window by clicking the Start button, clicking Programs or All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Command Prompt.
  2. In the Command Prompt window type ping <remote_system>
    Replace <remote_system> with an IP address of the system you want to find MAC address.
  3. In the same Command Prompt window type arp -a
    MAC address is listed in the Physical Address column as six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by hyphens (-).

C:\Documents and Settings\User>ping 192.168.0.1

Pinging 192.168.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=127
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=127
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=127
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=127

Ping statistics for 192.168.0.1:
   Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
   Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

C:\Documents and Settings\User>arp -a

Interface: 192.168.0.101 --- 0x2
Internet Address Physical Address Type
192.168.0.1      00-17-9a-46-7c-a3 dynamic

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LINUX

  1. Open a terminal or console window.
  2. In the window type ping -c1 <remote_system>
    Replace <remote_system> with an IP address of the system you want to find MAC address.
  3. In the same window type arp
    MAC address is listed in the HWaddress column as six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by colon (:).

root@host:~# ping -c1 192.168.0.1
PING 192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=127 time=4.22 ms

--- 192.168.0.1 ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 1 received, 0% packet loss, time 0ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 4.223/4.223/4.223/0.000 ms
root@host:~# arp
Address    HWtype HWaddress         Flags Mask Iface
192.168.0.1 ether 00:17:9A:46:7C:A3 C         eth1

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MAC address of your Smart Phone / Mobile device

iPhone / iPod Touch

  1. Tap Settings. Select General and then About.
  2. Scroll down until you find Wi-Fi Address line. Wi-Fi Address line shows MAC address as six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by colon (:).


iPad

  1. Tap Settings. Select General on the left side and then About on the right.
  2. Find the Wi-Fi Address line. Wi-Fi Address line shows MAC address as six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by colon (:).


BlackBerry
To find MAC address of a BlackBerry (Curve) Smartphone:

  1. On the Home screen select navigation bar.
  2. On the navigation bar select and then click All.
  3. From the application list select and click Options.
  4. Scroll down and click on Device.
  5. Click on Device and Status Information.
  6. Scroll down to the Wi-Fi Information section.
  7. Find the WLAN MAC line which shows MAC address as six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by colon (:).


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Android Phones - Samsung Galaxy S III
To find MAC address of a Samsung Galaxy S III Android phone:

  1. Tap the Settings icon on the Apps screen.
  2. Tap About Device.
  3. Scroll down and tap Status.
  4. Scroll down to the Wi-Fi MAC address section. MAC address is displayed as 12 hexadecimal characters grouped by two and separated by colon (:).


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