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All laptops, smartphones, and computers have a Media Access Control (MAC) address. MAC addresses are unique to each device. They generally cannot be changed.

Your MAC address is a string of six pairs of letters and/or numbers, with pairs separated by hyphens (Windows) or colons (Mac). For example, 80-SF-05-85-AL-6D or 80:SF:05:85:AL:6D.

Find the MAC address of a MAC laptop or computer

  1. Select the Apple icon from your computer's desktop
  2. Select 'System Preferences'
  3. Select 'Network'
  4. Select either 'Ethernet' or 'Wi-Fi'
  5. Select 'Advanced'
  6. Select 'Hardware'
  7. Your MAC address should be displayed next to 'MAC Address'

Find the MAC address of a Windows laptop or computer

  1. Select the Start menu
  2. Type ‘cmd’ and press enter or search
  3. This will open the 'Command' window
  4. With Windows 8 and 10 you can use the Search Windows function to locate and open the Command window
  5. Type 'getmac' and press enter/return
  6. Your MAC address should display as above under 'Physical Address'

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