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Finding your MAC addresses

The MAC address is an identifier. Each of your network interface (wired and wifi) has one, and they are necessary to connect a new device on our network.

How to find your MAC addresses ?

A MAC address is typically a string of six sets of two characters or digits separated by colons, (hexadecimal writing) such as "5A-FF-56-A2-AF-15" or "5A:FF:56:A2:AF:15". There is various ways to find it, depending on the Operating System you are using. Here is a list of the most common ones.



  • Do the following key combination: Windows + R to open the “Execute” window.
  • Type cmd then Enter to open the Command Shell.
  • Type getmac -v, then Enter to get a list of the MAC addresses of your device.
  • The MAC address is in the “Physical Address” column.
  • The first line is usually the one of the wired network card with the second for the WiFi card.



  • Open a terminal.
  • Type ip link show then Enter to get a summary of the interfaces of the device.
  • Search for the “eth”, “enp” or “eno” field (wired) or the “wlan”, “wlp” or “wlo” field (WiFi).
  • Search then for the MAC address following the interface you want to use, just after the"link/ether" field.

Vous obtenez ainsi vos adresses MACs.



Using the graphical interface:

  • Select System Preferences from the Apple menu at the top left of your screen.
  • Select Network from the System Preferences menu.
  • Choose the interface you are willing to use, either WiFi or Ethernet, then click on the Advanced…
  • Click on the Hardware button
  • You’ve got your MAC address!

Using the terminal:

  • Type terminal then Entrer in the search bar
  • Type networksetup -listallhardwareports then Enter

You can get your MAC addresses in the “Ethernet Address” field


Android Phone

  • Open the Settings app
  • Search in the "About phone" section, then the "Status" section.

You can get your MAC addresses in the "Wi-Fi MAC Address" section.


PS4 and Xbox

  • Go to the settings from your game console
  • Scroll to the "Network" section
  • Select "View Connection Status" on a PS4 or "Advanced Settings" for a Xbox

Your MAC address is displayed next to "MAC Address (LAN Cable)"


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