Windows Command Line

Find your MAC Address. Linux/Windows

Problem

You would like to find yout your MAC Address.Your mac address is a unique identifier on you network interface card.

 

Resolution

How to find MAC Address in Microsoft Windows:

    1. Open command prompt by typing “cmd” in Run Dialog.
    2. Type:

ipconfig /all

  1. This will display a set of your IP address configuration. There you can find something called “Physical Address”. This is the MAC Address

How to find MAC Address in Linux:

    1. Open the Terminal and make sure you are root.
    2. Type:

/sbin/ifconfig

  1. This will bring up your IP configurations. Notice eth1, eth2 and eth3 etc. These are your network adapters.
  2. The address that is displayed after HWaddr in each of the configuration is the MAC Address.

Tags: linux, networking

Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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