Finding the MAC address of Windows 10 Device

To make use of the university's network, your device needs to have its MAC address registered with IT.  Follow the steps on this article to find your device's MAC address. 

What is a MAC address?

A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to a network interface that is expressed in a sequence of values written in pairs. These pairs are often separated by colons, hyphens, or other characters.  Example MAC address: 00:00:00:a1:2b:cc

If your computer has multiple network adapters (for example, an Ethernet adapter and a wireless adapter), each adapter has its own MAC address.

Finding your MAC address

  1. Right-click on the Windows button on your desktop  ()  and select Command Prompt from the menu.

  1. At the Command Prompt, type 'getmac /v /fo list' then click Enter.
  2. Your MAC Address is listed under Physical Address


Note: Next to Connection Name: you'll find the type of MAC address it is. Typically, it's the Ethernet address next to Physical Address: you are looking for, especially when registering for the campus network. The Wi-Fi MAC address comes in handy when troubleshooting wireless networking or infected computer issues.

Need assistance?

If you need assistance, please submit an IT service request

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Tue 1/22/19 12:42 PM
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