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
- Select the Apple icon from your computer's desktop
- Select 'System Preferences'
- Select 'Network'
- Select either 'Ethernet' or 'Wi-Fi'
- Select 'Advanced'
- Select 'Hardware'
- Your MAC address should be displayed next to 'MAC Address'
Find the MAC address of a Windows laptop or computer
- Select the Start menu
- Type ‘cmd’ and press enter or search
- This will open the 'Command' window
- With Windows 8 and 10 you can use the Search Windows function to locate and open the Command window
- Type 'getmac' and press enter/return
- Your MAC address should display as above under 'Physical Address'