On Windows 11, a network adapter (Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth) includes a unique physical identifier referred to as the Media Access Control (MAC, MAC address, or physical address), an essential component, which in addition to the Internet Protocol (IP), allows a computer to connect to the network and communicate with other devices.
Since these addresses are embedded into the network card and never change, you don’t have to worry about them. However, sometimes, you may need to find the MAC address for various reasons. For example, to find a computer and configure access lists on the router, and many other reasons.
Regardless of the reason, Windows 11 includes multiple ways to find the physical address of your computer through the Settings app, Control Panel, System Information, Command Prompt, and even PowerShell.
This guide will walk you through the different ways to determine the MAC address of the active network adapters