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How to find the MAC address of a Windows XP computer

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Step 1:
Open up the start menu, and click Run. You should now see the following window.

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Step 2:
Type command in the Open: box, and click Okay. The will bring up a black command prompt window.

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Step 4:
The command prompt may look different on your screen, but it doesn't really matter. Type ipconfig /all in that window, and then press the enter key. This will dISPlay a lot of information. If it scrolls off the top you may need to enlarge the window.

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Step 4:
Look for the Physical Address in this window. That is the MAC address of this computer.

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer is an owner and programmer for PortForward. You can find more of his articles in the Games and Applications section of our site.