Find your Chromebook's MAC address

You have two options for finding your Chromebook's MAC address:

  • Use the Networks panel near the clock:
    1. Visit Google's Connect to Wi-Fi page.
    2. Scroll down to Find the Media Access Control (MAC) address. Click to expand the section, and follow the instructions.
  • Use the browser's "About System" diagnostic page:
    1. Open a browser window. In the address bar, type chrome://system, and press Enter.
    2. Look for ifconfig, and then click the Expand... button next to it.
    3. Look for either the eth0 section (wired MAC address) or the wlan0 section (wireless address). In both sections, the MAC address will be listed as the Ethernet HWaddr.
If you haven't set up your Chromebook and are seeing the Chrome "Welcome!" screen, there's a third way to find the MAC address. On the welcome screen, below the Select your language: and Select your keyboard: drop-down menus, you will see a Select a network menu. Expand that menu to see the MAC address (or addresses, if your Chromebook also has an Ethernet port) listed at the bottom. If you have more than one MAC address, they will be identified as "Ethernet" (the wired connection's MAC address) and "WI-FI" (the wireless connection's MAC address).

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Last modified on 2019-01-03 15:41:12.

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