Finding the MAC address of your Windows 11 device is easy. All you have to do is preparing a minute or so and follow the step-by-step instructions below.
And you know what? There are five different methods to get the job done. Depending on your tech level with computers, you can proceed with the one that makes most sense to you.
Anyway, read on to learn more!
What does a MAC Address Look Like?
The full name of MAC address is Media Access Control address, which is the unique identifier of your computer for networks.
The other name of MAC address is Physical address, and it has 12-digit hexadecimal numbers displayed in the form of xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx or xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx.
MAC addresses for wired and wireless networks are different, make sure to know which address you need to find.
Method 1: Find MAC Address Using Control Panel
With this method, you can choose any network that you want to look up and you’ll know its corresponding MAC address accurately.
Step 1: Press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard, type ncpa.cpl in the indicator box, and hit the Enter key or click the OK button.
Step 2: Right-click on the network icon that you want to look up, and choose Status.
Step 3: Click Details and you’ll find the corresponding MAC address.
Method 2: Find MAC Address Using PowerShell
Following the two steps below, you’ll be able to see all MAC addresses very clearly at a time by using different commands.
Step 1: Right-click on the Windows icon and select Windows Terminal (Admin).
The other method to run PowerShell is to press the Windows + R keys, type “PowerShell” and hit the Enter key.
Step 2: Copy and paste any one of the three commands below and hit the Enter key. You’ll see the corresponding device MAC address for each network.
wmic nic where PhysicalAdapter=True get MACAddress,Name
Method 3: Find MAC Address Using Command Prompt
Step 1: Press the Windows + R keys, type “cmd”, and hit the Enter key.
Step 2: This step is the same as Method 2. Go back to step 2 of Method 2 to run the commands and find the MAC address of your device.
Method 4: Find MAC Address Using the Settings App
Step 1: Press the Windows + I keys to run the settings app. Navigate to the Network & internet on the left-side menu and click Advanced network settings on the right-side pane.
Step 2: Find and click the Hardware and connection properties under the More settings section.
Step 3: You’ll see both wired and wireless MAC addresses of your device. The wireless MAC address is under the name of WLAN while the wired is under Ethernet. In case they have same network names, make sure to read the Description under the Name.
(MAC address for a wireless network)
(MAC address for a wired network)
Method 5: Find MAC Address Using System Information
Step 1: Press the Windows key and type “system info” in the search box.
Step 2: Navigate to Components > Network > Adapter.
Step 3: Scroll down the right-side pane, you’ll see the corresponding MAC address under each name of Product Type.
(This is the MAC address for a wired network.)
(This is the MAC address for a wireless network.)
There you’ve it – five different ways to find the MAC address on your Windows 11 computer or device. Which one did you find most handy? Any other techniques that you used but we didn’t cover above? Either way, share your feedback below.