I have purchased a Dell Inspiron N5010 (with Windows 7). It works all fine but I need to know the MAC Address of the Ethernet adapter.

I have tried IPconfig /all, but it does not show my Ethernet adapter. How can I check and confirm my Ethernet card's physical address. I need to use a restricted LAN which requires me to know the physical address of my Ethernet adapter

  • usually it is also printed on a label on the bottom side of the notebook if you can find it using the operating system – user118305 Mar 11 '12 at 9:25

Unless you have something like Virtualbox installed (which installs its own set of virtual LAN cards), you can try typing getmac at the command prompt. It should provide you your LAN card's MAC address.

If you do have Virtualbox installed, you might consider running getmac /v instead for more verbose output. It will list down the connection name associated with the MAC address.

screenshot of getmac

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    LOVE IT. Never knew this command. – OG Chuck Low Mar 11 '12 at 17:40

First make sure your Ethernet adapter is not disabled.

And because the output of ipconfig /all is too long so the cmd truncated the output, then you need:

ipconfig /all | more

and press space key to next page till you find the MAC Address.

The graphical way:

Control Panel => Network and Sharing Center => Change adapter settings, then right click on your network device (Enable it if it's disabled), Status => Detail.

  • did all, but no icon for local area network found nor any details. DSL connected through lan connector is working. Need to know MAC address of ethernet adapter about which no indication is seen / found in my system even though now i have installed recent drivers available with Dell. – Khalid Mar 11 '12 at 11:54
  • @Khalid, I think what you meant lan connector is ethernet adapter. Your laptop has only one Ethernet adapter according to the specs?. – Mengdi Gao Mar 11 '12 at 13:05
  • My fault, I don't know LAN Connector till I checked the "dictionary", I thought it's kind of network device... – Mengdi Gao Mar 11 '12 at 13:17

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