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. Start the command line tool by entering cmd.exe into the search field of the start menu.
2. Enter ipconfig -all and press enter.
You should get something like this (Source: www.standford.edu):
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.
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).