Getting Your MAC Address: Windows 7 & 10

To find the MAC Address on a Windows 7 or 10 Computer:

1. Open the Windows Command Prompt.

a. Click the Start menu.  Type Command Prompt in the search box and press Enter.

b. Click on the Command Prompt, displayed in the search results.

NOTE: You may also open Command Prompt by pressing Windows key + R, then typing cmd and pressing Enter.

opening windows command prompt

2. In the Command Prompt,  type the following command and press the Enter key:   getmac

3. The MAC Address for each network card in the computer will display in the Command Prompt window.

  • The Physical Address:  This is a 12-digit number also known as the MAC Address of your Network Adapter.

  • The Transport Name:  This is the location of the Network Adapter.

Mac address in command prompt

4. If you see Multiple MAC Addresses listed, you may want to run another command to see more details.  In the Command Prompt, type the following command and press the Enter key:  ipconfig/all

5. Details about the MAC Address and the Physical Address for ALL Ethernet Adapters, Wireless Adapters, and Tunnel Adapters will display.

command prompt showing ipconfig/all

Advanced Command Features

ipconfig/?                               Displays a Help message.

ipconfig/all                             Displays All configuration information.

ipconfig/allcompartments    Displays information for all compartments.

ipconfig/release                     Releases the IPv4 address for the specified adapter.

ipconfig/release6                   Releases the IPv6 address for the specified adapter.

ipconfig/renew                       Renews the IPv4 address for the specified adapter.

ipconfig/renew6                     Renews the IPv6 address for the specified adapter.

ipconfig/flushdns                   Purges the DNS Resolver cache.

ipconfig/registerdns              Refreshes all DHCP leases and re-registers DNS names.

ipconfig/displaydns               Displays the contents of the DNS Resolver cache.

ipconfig/showclassid             Displays all the DHCP class IDs allowed for adapter.

ipconfig/setclassid                 Modifies the DHCP class ID.

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5/10/2021 11:18:20 AM