How do I find the MAC and/or IP address for my device?

Windows OS

Use IPConfig, a built-in tool that lists all of your network connection information including the MAC address.

  1. Start the command line tool by entering cmd.exe into the Run field of the Start menu. You can also hold down the Windows key and press R to bring up the Run box.
  2. At the prompt in the resulting black window, type ipconfig /all and press Enter.
  3. Use the scroll bar to find the Physical Address. This is the MAC Address.
  4. Find the IP Address.

Note: Check the Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection for the MAC Address of the wireless card. Check the Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection for the MAC address of the wired network connection. IP Address may display instead of IPv4 Address. Make sure that you are getting the Physical Address for the device you want and not a device like "Tunnel Adapter isatap.uah.edu"

An alternative method: If you want to confirm the mac address, use the command getmac /v. You should see a similar image to the one below, where you can see your mac address listed for each device that you have.

macOS

  1. Open System Preferences (found in the Apple menu in the upper left corner) and select Network.
  2. Pick a location and specify the interface whose MAC address is desired in the Show: [ drop down list ].
  3. For Built-in Ethernet, (i.e. wired connection) select the Ethernet tab.
  4. The MAC address is labeled Ethernet ID.
  5. Click TCP/IP to display the Internet Address.

  6. For wireless, select Wi-Fi in the Show: [ drop down list ].
  7. The MAC address is labeled Airport ID.
  8. Click TCP/IP to display the Internet Address.

iPad / iPhone

  1. On the home screen, tap the Settings icon.
  2. In the Settings window that displays, select the General option on the left side.
  3. Select the About option on the right side. It will show details including the Wifi address (MAC Address) and Bluetooth (MAC Address).

  4. Select General again. Select Network. Select Wi-Fi.

    Note: On the iPhone you can go directly to the WiFi menu to get the IP Address. For any device you will need to be connected to a wireless network to display your IP Address.
  5. Locate your connection and select the blue arrow in a circle next to the connection.
  6. Your connection configuration displays with the IP Address listed first.

Apple TV

  1. Navigate to the device Settings.
  2. Go to General then About.
  3. The IP Address and Ethernet Address should both appear in the list.

Android OS

Note: Both IP and MAC will show "Unavailable" if Wi-Fi is powered off at the time you check for them.

  1. Open the list of all applications.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Slide the screen upward, and then tap About Phone.
  4. Tap Status.
  5. Scroll up until you find your IP Address and Wi-Fi MAC Address.

Xbox 360 & Xbox One
 

Xbox 360

  1. Go to My Xbox in the Xbox Dashboard and select System Settings.
  2. Click Network Settings, Configure Network.
  3. Select Advanced Settings from the Additional Settings tab, then select Alternate Mac Address.
  4. At the bottom of this screen you'll see a heading called Wired MAC.

Xbox One

  1. Go to My Xbox in the Xbox Dashboard and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings pane, select Network.
  3. Select Advanced Settings from the Network Settings tab.
  4. At the bottom of this screen you'll see a heading called Wired MAC.

Google Home

  1. Repeat the setup process for the device, but stop at the step where you would select the Wi-Fi network.
  2. Tap the three dots button in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap Show MAC address.

Other Devices

For any other devices that are supported on our network, you will generally be able to find the MAC and IP Address in the Settings. Look for any sections labeled Network or About and see if it displays the information.

Details

Article ID: 66357
Created
Wed 10/31/18 11:53 AM
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Mon 11/2/20 10:44 AM