Last updated by The POOG on November 06, 2022.

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This could be a vast area for Windows users like myself. I’ve decided to document solutions to my problems to help me and possibly you in the Future.

MAC Address

The solution to finding this provides a lot more information that a techie might need. If you were a DOS user of the 1980’s you use to a command line interface (pre-Windows) you may be surprised that the latest Windows still has DOS in its core.

Right-click on the Start menu under the 4-pane window icon. Find the “Run” option and left-click. Enter the string “cmd”, short for command. You are now at a command line prompt. Enter “ipconfig/all”. Under “Ethernet adapter Ethernet:”. Find the line “Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XX- XX – XX – XX – XX – XX ” where “XX” may be any combination of numeric or upper-case alphabetic characters. That’s your system’s MAC address.

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