Every device you connect to the internet has its own unique identification number; better known as the media access control (MAC address). It is embedded in the physical network card and is an important hub in the web of communication between devices in the network.
Of course, devices that run on Windows 10 also have a MAC address. You may need this address to perform a certain action within your router, for example. Whatever you need it for, these three ways will help you find out what the address is soon enough.
Find MAC address Windows 10 via Settings
To get started, you can go to Institutions to go. There you will meet Network & Internet at. Depending on your network (with or without wire), you choose WiFi or Ethernet. Now select the network that you see on the screen. At the very bottom of the page you will see a list of technical properties, such as SSID (network name), protocol, network band and at the very bottom the MAC address. Next to that address is Physical address, then you know that you have the right one. The identification number consist of both numbers and letters. They are grouped into two characters, each with a hyphen between them.
Find Windows 10 MAC Address via Control Panel
You can achieve the same goal by using the old and familiar Control Panel. Open that screen (by typing Control Panel in the Explorer) and choose the option Network and Internet. At the top is the option Network Center, select it. On the left you will find the option Change adapter settings at. Click on the network Windows 10 is connected to and then click on details. In the new screen as the fourth line from the top Physical address. The combination of letters and numbers behind it is your MAC address.
Find Windows 10 MAC Address via Command Prompt
You can also request the data via the Command Prompt. To do this, tap the Windows icon on your keyboard and start typing the word Command Prompt. Open the app with Enter and enter the following line of text:ipconfig /all
You will now see a list with all kinds of data. The screen now also shows the Physical Address line. The letters and numbers behind it are the address you are looking for.
So there are different ways to get started with this. Find out which one you find fastest or most comfortable so you can find the MAC address faster next time.