MAC Address or Media Access Control Address is a unique address just like the IP Address that is used for the identification of connected devices. Every device that is connected to your home network has a unique MAC address. You can allow or block the access of a device if you know its MAC Address. You can find out the MAC Address of your device and also the connected devices from the Admin Panel of the router.
How To Find MAC Address?
To find out the MAC Address of your device, follow these steps:
- Open Command Prompt or type “cmd” in the search box and press Enter.
- A command window will be displayed.
- Type ipconfig /all and press Enter.
- Different results will show up including the Physical Address. The Physical Address is the MAC Address of your device.
- Go to Apple Icon > System Preferences > Network.
- Select the name of the connection from the left sidebar.
- Click on the Advanced button.
- A WiFi Address or Airport Address will be displayed. This is the MAC Address of your macOS device.
- Launch the terminal.
- In the terminal, type ifconfig.
- The MAC Address of your device will be displayed.
- Go to Settings > General > About.
- A Wi-Fi Address will be displayed. This will be the MAC Address of your iOS device.
- Go to Settings > About Device > Status.
- A Wi-Fi Address or Wi-Fi MAC Address will be displayed.