Windows: find the MAC address of a network card

To filter MAC addresses or reserve IPs on a DHCP, you must know the MAC address of the network card of the computers and peripherals concerned. The MAC (Media Access Control) address is the physical address of the network card, a unique identifier (there are no two cards in the world with the same address).

This tutorial applies to all Windows computers, whether XP – Vista – 7 – 8 – 8.1 – 10 and Server versions.

View the MAC address of a Windows PC network card

1. Open a Command Prompt (cmd.exe).

2. Type: ipconfig /all

3. In the result obtained, locate the wired (Ethernet) or wireless (Wireless) network card and the line “ Physical address which corresponds to the MAC address of the network card.

The MAC address is made up of 6 groups of 2 characters, separated by “–” or “:”.

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