How to find the MAC address?

Dmitry Chepcheruk
Dmitry Chepcheruk
August 16, 2012
How to find the MAC address?

A MAC address is a unique, unique identifier for a network device. The name comes from the English "Media Access Control", which means "control access to the environment."

How to find out the MAC address of your computer? On the packaging or label of a network card, router, modem or access point is usually indicated all the information about the device, including the mac address. On laptops, this information is usually listed on the bottom cover.

How to find out the MAC address of a computer using the ipconfig command? Run Start - Run or press Win + R. In the "Run Program" window, type cmd, and then click OK. A black console window opens in which you need to type ipconfig / all and press Enter. Among all the information we find in the Ethernet adapter section of the line in which it says "Physical Address". This is the MAC address of your network device. If you have more than one network card installed, then accordingly, the list will display information about all available devices.

You can also use the nbtstat [-a remote_ device_name] or [-A IP address] command in the console window to get the mac address.

How to find out the network MAC address using the utility GetMac.exe? This program is available only in older versions of Microsoft Windows, such as 2003 / XP / 2008 / Vista. It is installed in these operating systems by default. GetMac works via RPC. To start the utility, open the console: Start - Run - cmd. Next, we type C: \ Doctors and Technologies' \ user> getcas / s Lоcorhоst. Next we will see the data, among which will be MAC-addresses. Having access to other computers on the network, instead of locost you can write their names and receive the relevant information.

To obtain detailed information about the devices, you can use specialized software. The choice is great, so finding free options on the Internet is easy. Many utilities allow you to change the MAC address of the system. For example: A-Mac Address Change, Technitium MAC Address Changer, SMAC Professional, MadMACs, CC Get MAC Address and many others.

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