How to find your MAC address in Windows 7?

How To Find Mac Address In Windows 7.Gif Have you been looking for your MAC address? MAC addresses can be very useful, for example whenever you want give only certain PC’s access to your internet connection. Of course there are ways to bypass a MAC filter, but a MAC filter list is a security measure that you should not underestimate.

Back to the topic: What do I have to do to find my MAC address in Windows 7?

Use “IPConfig” to find your Windows MAC address

Windows 7 still has a great command line tool that allows you to run “hidden” network tools. IPConfig is a built-in tool that lists all of your network connection including useful information like the state or the MAC address:

1. Step Start the command line tool by entering cmd.exe into the search field of the start menu.
2. Step Enter ipconfig -all and press enter.

You should get something like this (Source:

How to find MAC address in Windows 7

A MAC address always looks the same, it always has six groups of two hexadecimal digits, e.g. 01-23-45-67-89-ab.

This not only works in Windows 7, but also in Windows Vista, Windows XP and any other Windows edition.

TOP! Use MAC-Address-Finder to find all MAC address on a local network

Of course you can’t use IPConfig to find out the MAC addresses of other PC’s that are currently connected to your network. It would be great, wouldn’t it? Luckily, there are tools like our MAC-Address-Finder that are able to do retrieve them for you.

Find MAC Address

You can learn more about the MAC Address Finder here at Get MAC Address by IP and buy it for only $3.99.

It fully supports Windows 7 and you can even export all MAC address to a CSV Excel file – very tidy!


  • Find / Get the MAC address of the local computer.
  • Find / Get the MAC address of one remote computer either by its name or IP address.
  • Find / Get the MAC addresses of all computers on the network.
  • Find / Get the MAC addresses of all computers within the specified range of IP addresses.
  • Best method for finding MAC addresses (ARP, NetBIOS, NetAPI, WMI).

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9 Responses to How to find your MAC address in Windows 7?

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Yatti420 said:

    Great advice to find your mac address..

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    stu said:

    thanks, really useful

    solved a problem for me. Have been trying all afternoon to find my bloomin mac address…

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Ang said:

    There is an easier way. Hit run, type cmd and then type getmac your mac address will be displayed.

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Alex said:

    Sorry guys but this does not work under Windows 7 if the computer is not hooked up – or at least not under the Win7 Starter or premium I’ve seen so far.
    I’m using MAC filtering as one of my security measures and before I allow anyone to connect, I get the MAC of both their eth and wifi connections…except that for Win7 I’ve to connect them before ipconfig will give me anything..
    Amusingly enough, even in the device manager the Eth does not appear until it’s actually connected

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Alex, thanks for the feedback.

    Can you try this MAC Address tool .. this should give you the MAC addresses of all devices and computers. Let me know if it works, so I can add it to the guide. It will list all remote pc’s and devices and should be what you are looking for.

  6. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Bengt said:

    i have a mini pc and i can get my mac address with the getmac in cmd without to have to turn the network on and i have windows 7 home premium

  7. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Ernesto Chimbango said:

    Is it possible to change a computer’s MAC Address?

  8. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Angel.d said:

    the same question as mr Ernesto Chimango. Is it possible to change a computer’s MAC Address? & what exactly the main functio of MAC Address? neeed ur unswer plz

  9. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Dawson said:

    Your screenshot has the mac address for the wireless adapater highlighted and is different than the mac address for the Ethernet adapter. The mac address of the motherboard will also differ from the adapter mac addresses. That being said you need to know which mac address is required.

    It is not possible to change a mac address as these are coded into the adapters and boards when they are manufactured.

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