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Find Your MAC Address

MAC Addresses are 12-character IDs that identify your hardware (your device may have multiple MAC Addresses). The following are generic instructions -- depending on the manufacturer, the MAC Address for your device may have a different title and location. Refer to the product manual for more information.

Windows 7

  1. Go to Start > Run.... The Run window will open. Windows 7 users: Press Windows key+R to open the Run window (if not available)
  2. In the Run window, next to Open:, enter cmd, then click OK. The Administrator:C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe window will open.
  3. In the Administrator:C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe window, at the prompt, type ipconfig /all, then press Enter. Under the Ethernet information, find your wired MAC Address in the Physical Address field.

Windows 8 & 10

  1. Press the Windows Key to open the start menu.
  2. From the Start menu, begin typing cmd and open the Command Prompt from the search results.
  3. When Command Prompt is open, type in ipconfig /all and press Enter. A list of items will appear.
  4. In the section marked Ethernet adaptor, your MAC address will be listed next to the Physical Address field.

Mac OS X

  1. Go to Apple Menu > System Preferences... The System Preferences window will open.
  2. In the System Preferences window, under Internet & Wireless, click Network. The Network window will open.
  3. In the Network window:
    • Select Ethernet (at left), and make sure the Ethernet status is Connected.
    • Click Advanced... (lower right corner). Ethernet options will appear. 
  4. In Ethernet options, from the top row of buttons, select HardwareHardware settings will appear. The MAC address for your computer will be listed along the top of the Hardware settings. 

Linux (Ubuntu)

  1. Open a Terminal window (usually located in Applications > Accessories > Terminal).
  2. In the Terminal window, at the prompt, type ifconfig and press Enter. You will see a list of the networking devices installed on your computer and their respective information.
  3. Your wired or wireless network card will most likely be named eth1. Find your MAC Address in the HWAddr field (at right).

IP Desk Phones

  • Ericsson (Aastra) Dialog 4425: Look on the back side of the unit and locate the product sticker. The MAC Address is printed below the MAC # line.
  • Polycom SoundPoint IP: Find the barcode sticker on the back. The number printed with the barcode is the unit's MAC Address, which also serves as its serial number.
  • Snom IP Desk Phones: The MAC Address is a 12-digit number on the barcode label on the back of the unit.
  • Grandstream Budge Tone 100: The MAC Address is printed after the 'MAC' text below the two barcodes, located on the product sticker on the back side of the unit.