Windows 8 - Finding the IP Number and MAC Address of a Network Card

This document explains how to find the IP number and MAC address of a network card in Windows 8.

How to find the IP number and MAC address of a network card

  1. Press the Windows Start key to open the Start screen.

  2. Type cmd and press Enter to launch the command prompt.

    • Note: You do not need to click on anything on the Start screen—typing will automatically initiate a program search.

  3. Type CMD to search for command prompt

  4. Type ipconfig /all at the command prompt to check the network card settings.

    ipconfig /all

  5. The IP number and MAC address are listed under the appropriate adapter as Physical Address and IPv4 Address.

    ipconfig results

  6. You can copy the Physical Address and IPv4 Address from the command prompt by right clicking in the command prompt and clicking Mark.
  7. Right click > mark

  8. Select the text you want to copy with the mouse and hit the Enter key to copy it. You should now be able to paste the text elsewhere using the standard clipboard "paste" function.
  9. Select physical address




Keywords: windows network command cmd prompt ip number mac address network card finding vista nic 8 win ipconfig /all   Doc ID: 27309
Owner: Leah S.Group: DoIT Help Desk
Created: 2012-11-09 14:18 CDTUpdated: 2014-10-23 15:11 CDT
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