What is MAC Address?
Media Access Control address or MAC address of a computer is the hardware address which is burned onto the Network Interface Card or NIC. MAC address can be considered as the serial number of any NIC which is always unique for that particular hardware. This means that every Network Interface Card has its unique serial number which further means that no other Network Interface Card in the entire world will have the identical MAC address.
MAC addresses are helpful in identifying computers uniquely and the entire network and provide an additional layer of security while transferring highly sensitive and confidential information through the network.
MAC addresses are 48 bit hexadecimal codes which can be seen through command prompt and as a Windows 8 user if you want to know what your MAC address is you are required to follow the steps given below:
1 Logon to Windows 8 computer with any account.
2 From the available options on the screen click on Desktop.
3 Press Windows + R keys simultaneously to initiate Run command box and type CMD in the available field and hit enter key.
4 On the opened command window type IPCONFIG /ALL command and hit enter key to view the results.
5 MAC address of your computer will be displayed as Physical Address.
6 Close command window when done.