How to Find the Device Name & Mac Address for My Laptop
The Media Access Control, or MAC address, is an alphanumeric code assigned to certain types of networking hardware. The MAC address is typically assigned to a piece of hardware by its manufacturer, and they are commonly assigned to Ethernet cards. MAC addresses help to identify each computer on a network specifically and play an important role in network security. Knowing each MAC address on a network can help the network administrator easily identify and filter intruders.
Things You'll Need
- Microsoft Windows
- Wireless network card
Click "Start." Type "system information" into the search bar.
Click "System Information."
Click the "+" to the left of "Components."
Click "Adapter" to view the computer's network adapters.
Scroll down until you see a "Name" entry that contains a brand name to the right of it. This is the name of your device.
Scroll down slightly until you see "Mac Address." This is your Mac address.
Tips & Warnings
- You may see several "Name" entries that say "WAN Miniport." Disregard these, as they are not active.