How to Find Wireless MAC Address on Windows 7

Every network capable device must have unique MAC address assigned by the manufacturer. Media Access Control (MAC) address is hexadecimal code separated with colon “:” or hyphen “-” and MAC address is unique even two devices of same type.

Most common use of MAC addresses by the network administrators is to allow a specific list of computer to access internet by entering in the wireless router settings. If you are trying to find MAC address of your Wireless adapter (PC, Desktop, Laptop) then here is the method to locate it. This guide is created in Windows 7 but this may Work in other Windows OS versions like Vista and XP.

Step-1

  • Press Windows + R keys from keyboard.
  • Type “cmd” in the “Run” window and hit enter key.

Open Run Window

Step-3

Option-1

In the command prompt type “ipconfig¬† /all” command and hit enter key then find the Wireless MAC address under “Wireless LAN adapter…” section as shown below, 00-1F-77-9F-97-09 is Wireless adapter MAC address or Physical address.

Wireless MAC address Windows 7

Option-2

In the command prompt type “getmac” command and hit Enter key, wait for a while to detect it the MAC address / Physical Address.

Wireless MAC address

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10 comments… add one

Bloomer July 13, 2010, 8:55 pm

how can i find Wireless Mac Address on Mac system?

Bapu July 26, 2010, 11:20 am

i want to use my laptop mac address my router to access my internet

Pardo July 15, 2010, 8:52 pm

Before reading this article I did not know how to find mac address on windows thx

Nimi July 26, 2010, 9:53 am

What are these other information when i execute the command to find mac address.

Agus Vidi May 19, 2011, 6:10 am

Thank’s for the information. Very usefull.

jevans7364 March 8, 2012, 12:54 am

You can also type getmac /v in the cmd window

Sharref May 17, 2012, 9:54 am

Very useful article to find physical/mac address on Windows computer.

chinna August 30, 2012, 7:13 pm

hi.. i m curretly using USB stick to connect internet. now i m in need of mac address for connecting via wireless. but when i use getmac it displays two physical addresses.. wat shall i do.. i m using windows 7 in dell inspiron 1545.

Abhishek September 30, 2012, 12:07 am

this article was very helpful…thanks…

Peter May 11, 2013, 7:07 pm

Thank you for sharing this knowledge. It saved hours of frustration!

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