How to Find Your Wireless MAC Address

A MAC address contains 12 characters, with digits from 0 to 9, and letters from A to F. The letters may be either upper or lower case. Sometimes each pair of characters is separated by a colon, dash or a space. Sometimes there is no space at all.

For an external wireless card, check the card to see if the MAC address is recorded on a label.

If your computer has an internal wireless card, you'll have to use the operating system to find the MAC address.

Windows 7, 8, and 10

  1. Click on the Windows Logo in the bottom left corner.
  2. In the search box, type cmd and press enter
  3. In the command prompt, type getmac and press enter/return.
  4. The Physical Address will be your MAC address.

Mac OSX (10.9.x and above)

  1. Click on the Apple Menu, and choose the System Preferences menu item.
  2. Click on Network.
  3. Click on Wi-Fi.
  4. Click the Advanced button.
  5. The Wi-Fi Address is your wireless MAC address.

Linux

  1. In a terminal window type ifconfig and return.
  2. You'll see a list of interfaces. Your wireless interface will likely be named wlan0 or wifi0. The wireless MAC address will be in the field labeled HWaddr.
  3. You can also use iwconfig to find your wireless MAC address if you have it installed.