The so-called MAC address (Media Access Control) is a unique, physical address of a network interface or a device in a network. Depending on the operating system, you can determine this in different ways. Here we show you how to do this.

Determining the MAC address in Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple macOS and Google Chrome OS

Press the Windows key and the "R" key at the same time. A window with an input field appears. Enter the following command in it and confirm it by pressing Enter.


cmd /k getmac /v /fo list

Make a note of the number-letter combination in the column “Physical address” at “LAN connection” for the wired network card or at “Wireless network” for the WLAN network card.

The MAC address is easiest to find out in the console:


# ifconfig|grep wlan0|grep HWaddr


wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 47:ca:ff:ee:ba:be

Find out the MAC address as follows:

  • Launch Network Utility (search in Spotlight or launch via Finder → Applications->Utilities).
  • Select the network adapter (Ethernet for cable, Wifi for WLAN) and copy the contents of the “Hardware address” field.

. Please follow the instructions in the official Chromebook Help (section “Find MAC or IP address”).

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