How to find MAC address in Windows 8

Written by: Oliver Krautscheid - Published: Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

If you want to forward some ports in Windows 8 you first need to know how to find your MAC address in Windows 8. Here’s how to do that. If you also need the MAC addresses of your network and ethernet devices, we have more useful cmd commands below.

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How to find my MAC address

Question: Where is the command prompt in Windows 8

Find MAC Address Using Metro App

1. Step To start the command prompt, we suggest that you open the Metro desktop by click on the Windows Start button. Then scroll to the right and look for a terminal icon (black terminal):

2. Step Once you have opened the command prompt in Windows 8

Open Up Command Prompt

3. Step Next we we are going to use some command line commands to retrieve your MAC address.

4. Step Enter: ipconfig -all

Finding MAC address in Windows 8

5. Step You want to know the MAC addresses of your network devices? Easy to do with another command. Enter arp -a

Get MAC addresses of Network Devices in Windows 8

 

 

 

Find MAC Address Using Traditional Start Menu

Have you already disabled the Windows 8 Metro Start menu? Then follow the steps below.

1. Step Click on Start and enter cmd.exe into the search bar and hit Enter
Command prompt on classic Windows 8 Start Menu

2. Step We are going to use some the same commands to find the MAC address that we used above:

ipconfig -all
arp -a

 

If you still have problems finding your MAC address, you might want to read our tutorial how to get the address on Windows 7 

 


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Written by: Oliver Krautscheid
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