What Is My MAC Address Of Network Interface On Windows Or Linux?

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MAC Address is used to identify a Network Interface Card uniquely in a layer 2 network. This address is used to transfer files between default gateway and host or computer. In this tutorial we will learn how to find a MAC address from command-line or GUI in operating systems like Windows and Linux.

Windows ipconfig Command Line

ipconfig command provides a lot of information about the network of the current system. We will provide /all option in order to list detailed information like MAC address. All interfaces will be listed with their MAC addresses.

MAC address is listen on the Physical Address line and has value 00-0C-29-01-C1-26 which is a VMware interface.

Windows Network Connections GUI

Windows also provides the option to list MAC address with GUI. Use Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Network Connections . Then click the network interface you want to learn.

Windows Network Adaptors
Windows Network Adaptors

And then click Details button which will list MAC address of this network adaptor.

NIC Information
NIC Information

We will get following window where Physical Address is the MAC address of the network interface.

NIC Detailed Information
NIC Detailed Information

Linux ip link Command

Linux provides ip command set in order to manage network interfaces and network related issues. We can use ip with link option which will list currently avaible interfaces with the MAC addresses.

Linux ip link Command
Linux ip link Command

As we can see on the second line of the network interface information the MAC address is listed.

Linux ifconfig Command

ifconfig is the old friend of the Linux system administrator. We can use ifconfig command in order to list detailed information about the network interface like MAC address. We will also provide the network interface name which is ens33 in this case.

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Linux ifconfig Command
Linux ifconfig Command

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