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How Do I Find My MAC Address?

What is a MAC Address (or MAC ID)?

"MAC" stands for Media Access Control, and is also known as a Physical Address. It is a unique set of letters and numbers that identifies your network card and computer.

For Windows 8.x:

1. From Start, perform a search.

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2. Type cmd and make sure you have Apps selected (not Settings or Files).

3. In the results, find Command Prompt on the left. Click on it to open the Command Prompt.

4. In the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig /all and press Enter. Under the Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection section, look for the “Physical Address”. This is your MAC Address.

For Windows Vista/7:

1. Click on the Start Menu, and in the Search box, type cmd then press Enter

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2. In the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig /all and press Enter. Under the Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection section, look for the "Physical Address". This is your MAC Address.

For Windows XP:

1. Click on the Start Menu, then select Run. Type cmd

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2. In the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig /all and Press Enter. Under the Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection section, look for the “Physical Address”. This is your MAC Address.

*Note for laptop users: If you do not have "Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection", please look under "Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection." However, if you use the Physical Address under the Wireless Network Connection and turn off or disable your wireless card or device, the product may not function until it is re-enabled.