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How To Find MAC Address on Windows 11 (All Methods)

MAC Address (also known as Physical Address) comprises 12-digit hexadecimal numbers are shown in groups of two with colons separating each set of two digits assigned by the hardware vendor/manufacturer of your PC. The first three sections are Organizational Unique Identifier (OUI), responsible for identifying the manufacturer, and the other three sections network interface-specific values allotted to identify the network cards and are unique for all devices.

For Example, “A8:8C:3E:XX:XX:XX” is one of the MAC Addresses for Microsoft Corporation. Here, “A8:8C:3E” is the OUI, and the remaining section “XX:XX:XX” is the network interface-specific values (also called device identifier, which is different for every device).

how to check mac address in windows 11 and explaining organizationally unique identifier (OUI), network interface controller (NIC) and device identifier
OUI and NIC Identifiers in MAC Address

It appears that you want to perform an integrity check, whether or not your MAC Address is properly assigned to the network interface controller on your computer’s hardware. By the end of this article, you’ll be able to check MAC Address in Windows 11:

Note: The Physical Address and MAC Address are the same, only the naming conventions vary.
MAC Address: A8:8C:3E:XX:XX:XX
Physical Address: A8-8C-3E-XX-XX-XX

Step 1: Open the Windows Settings from the Start menu.

windows setting app in windows 11
Windows Settings App

Step 2: Select the “Network & Internet” option from the left sidebar. Depending on your network connection, either select the “Wi-Fi” or “Ethernet” option.

click the ethernet button in the network and internet option
Wi-Fi or Ethernet Connection

Step 3: You’ll find the Physical Address (MAC) listed at the end.

check mac address in windows using windows settings
Check MAC Address

Step 1: Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.

control panel icon in windows 11
Control Panel Icon

Step 2: Select the “Network and Internet” button.

select the network and internet option
Network and Internet

Step 3: Click the “Network and Sharing Center” button.

click the network and sharing center option
Network and Sharing Center

Step 4: Click the “Wi-Fi” or “Ethernet” option, depending on the connection your device is connected to.

select the network connection in the control panel- WiFi or ethernet
Wi-Fi or Ethernet

Step 5: The Connection Status tab (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) will appear. Click the “Details” button and you’ll find the Physical Address listed.

find the mac address using control panel
Check MAC Address

Step 1: Open the Command Prompt (CMD) from the Start menu.

command prompt icon in windows 11
Command Prompt (CMD) Icon

Step 2: To check the MAC Address, type the following command:
ipconfig /all and you’ll find the Physical Address (MAC) section listed for all the network adapters on your computer.

command to find the mac address using command prompt
Check MAC Address in CMD

Note: Also, you can use the command: getmac to list the physical address of all network adapters on your device.

Step 1: Open the PowerShell from the Start menu.

powershell app icon in windows 11
PowerShell App Icon

Step 2: To check the MAC Address, type the following command:
Get-NetAdapter and you’ll find the MAC Address section for the respective network adapters on the right side.

command to find mac address using PowerShell
Check MAC Address in PowerShell

Step 1: In the Start menu, type “System Information” and hit the enter key.

system information app icon in windows
System Configuration Icon

Step 2: Expand the “Components” section on the left sidebar, expand the “Network” section and click the “Adapter” option.

Step 3: You’ll find the MAC Address listed on the right pane, under their respective network adapters.

check mac address using system information in windows
Check MAC Address using System Information

Step 1: Go to OuiLookup’s official website.

Step 2: Enter your device’s MAC Address and you’ll find the associated hardware manufacturer.

Can MAC Address be same for multiple devices?

Yes, the MAC address can be the same for some devices. Sometimes the MAC Address of Virtual Machines and PC overlaps.

Can websites see the MAC Address?

The MAC Address is not visible to websites. Software that relies on any specific network adapter manufacturers to function may, however, detect it.

Next Steps

We’ve covered how to find MAC Addresses on Windows 11. You can obtain the MAC Address of your network adapters by using any of the methods listed above.

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