Saturday, January 15, 2011

MAC Address of a Network Card

How to Check MAC Address of Network Card in Microsoft Windows?

MAC (Media Access Control) address is the unique hardware address that is bind to your network card by its manufacturer. It’s also called physical address. This address is commonly written as a sequence of 12 hexadecimal digits, such as 0C-0B-CD-34-54-A0. Valid hexadecimal characters are "0" to "9" and "A" to "F".

1) Go to Start and click Run.

2) Run window will appear. Type cmd and click OK.

3) Command prompt window will appear. Type ipconfig /all. You can see the physical address of this network card is 00-0B-CD-34-74-A0. The card manufacturer shown is National Semiconductor Corporation.

Note: DHCP and DNS servers’ information will also be displayed by using this command.