Just like every home has a physical address, every network-connected device has a MAC address. A MAC (or Media Access Control) address identifies your physical device in order to connect to a network. A MAC address is different from an IP address; unlike Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, the manufacturer assigns MAC addresses to their devices at the factory. Follow the steps for the operating system that you use to find the device’s MAC address.

Windows 10 | 11

Click Start.
> Control Panel
Network and Internet
Network and Sharing Center

Click the network you are connected to (in blue text).

Click Details.

The MAC address is listed under the Physical Address heading.

Apple Mac

Select Apple menu (top-left), then click:
– macOS Ventura – System Settings
– macOS Monterey – System Preferences

Click Network.

Click the network you’re connected to, then click:
– macOS Ventura – click Details
– macOS Monterey – click Advanced

Click Hardware.

The MAC address is listed below.

Google Chrome Book

Sign in to your Chromebook.

Click the time (bottom right).

Click Network (left).

Click the network you are connected to.

The MAC address is listed below.


Open a terminal or console window.

Type ifconfig.

The MAC address is listed as HWaddr in the format of 12:34:56:78:AB.