Locating your device's MAC address

iPhone/iPod/iTouch/iPad
Android OS
Windows Mobile 6
Windows Mobile 5
Blackberry
Palm OS
Web OS
Windows OS
Mac OS

 

The Media Access Control (MAC) address is a unique 12-digit hexadecimal number assigned to the network interface (e.g. ethernet card) in your network-enabled device.

Note: Your wireless will need to be enabled in order to locate your MAC address. If you are not sure how to enable wireless on your device please refer to the instructions that came with your device.

Mobile OS

iPhone/iPod/iTouch/iPad

  1. To figure out the MAC address of your iPhone, start at the Home screen.
  2. Select Settings, General, then select About.
  3. Scroll down and look for Wi-Fi Address, that is your iPhone MAC address.

Android OS

  1. From the Home screen, press Settings.
  2. Select General or More option at the top of the screen.
  3. Scroll down and tap About device.
  4. Tap Status.
  5. Scroll down to view the Wi-Fi MAC address.

Windows Mobile 6

  1. Enable WiFi.
  2. Click Start, Settings, Connections, WiFi Manager.
  3. In WiFi Manager, in the bottom right-hand corner, click MENU, then select About.
  4. The fourth item listed is MAC Address.

Windows Mobile 5

  1. Select Start, Settings.
  2. Select the tab for Connections, then select Wireless LAN.
  3. Select the Advanced tab.
  4. The address will be listed as MAC.

Blackberry

  1. At the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  3. Scroll to and select Status to view the WLAN MAC address.

Palm OS

Many Palm devices will have the MAC address clearly marked on the back of the device. Older Palm OS devices did not have built-in wireless capabilities and required an add-on wireless card. If the Palm device has an add-on wireless card, please refer to the manual of the add-on card for information on how to obtain the MAC address.

Web OS

  1. From the Launcher, select Device Info.
  2. Tap More Info.
  3. Select the Hardware tab.

Windows OS

Windows 10

  1. Type cmd in the search field on the desktop.
  2. Click on Command Prompt Desktop app in the search results.
  3. At the prompt, type ipconfig /all and press Enter.
  4. The MAC address is on the Physical Address line of the window.
    Note: Some computers have more than one ethernet adapter and the 'ipconfig' command lists all of the network adapters on the computer. Please find the one that describes your wireless card by looking at the Description field. Also note, that the physical addresses that are listed under the 'Tunnel adapters' and/or 'Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface' are not valid for Wireless Passthrough.

Windows 8.1

  1. Press the Windows logo key + Q key.
  2. Type cmd in the search field.
  3. Click on Command Prompt in the search results.
  4. At the prompt, type ipconfig /all and press Enter.
  5. The MAC address is on the Physical Address line of the window.
    Note: Some computers have more than one ethernet adapter and the 'ipconfig' command lists all of the network adapters on the computer. Please find the one that describes your wireless card by looking at the Description field. Also note, that the physical addresses that are listed under the 'Tunnel adapters' and/or 'Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface' are not valid for Wireless Passthrough.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Click on the Start button and type cmd in the search field.
  2. Click on cmd.exe in the search results.
  3. At the prompt, type ipconfig /all and press Enter.
  4. The MAC address is on the Physical Address line of the window.
    Note: Some computers have more than one ethernet adapter and the 'ipconfig' command lists all of the network adapters on the computer. Please find the one that describes your wireless card by looking at the Description field. Also note, that the physical addresses that are listed under the 'Tunnel adapters' and/or 'Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface' are not valid for Wireless Passthrough.

Mac OS

Mac OS 10.7 and higher

  1. Go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
  2. Click on the Network icon.
  3. On the left side, click once on Wi-Fi to select it.
  4. On the right side, nearer to the bottom, click on the Advanced button.
  5. On the window that appears, look for Wi-Fi Address near the bottom. The Wi-Fi Address is your mac address.
  6. Click on Cancel. Close the window by click on the red dot in the upper left corner of the window.

Mac OS 10.6

  1. Go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
  2. Click on the Network icon.
  3. On the left side, click once on Airport to select it.
  4. On the right side, nearer to the bottom, click on the Advanced button.
  5. On the window that appears, look for Airport ID near the bottom. The Airport ID is your mac address.
  6. Click on Cancel. Close the window by click on the red dot in the upper left corner of the window.
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Article ID: 1035
Created: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 8:26am
Modified: Sat, 19 Sep 2015 6:37am