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Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 22-Jan-20 16:42:26
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Display Wifi access point's MAC adress in W10


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In Windows 10 running on a PC connected to a Wifi access point is there a way to display the Wifi Access point's MAC address?

Michael Chare
Standard User vitrocmax
(learned) Wed 22-Jan-20 18:34:34
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Re: Display Wifi access point's MAC adress in W10


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If I click on the WiFi network connection in the notification bar there's a link under the AP name that says 'properties', and on my PC it opens the settings page with various details about the connection.
Right at the bottom there's the MAC address. Is that what you are looking for?

edit to correct spelling

Edited by vitrocmax (Wed 22-Jan-20 18:35:21)

Standard User adrenalize_
(regular) Wed 22-Jan-20 20:25:14
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Re: Display Wifi access point's MAC adress in W10


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I think that only gives you the MAC of your client.

If you open a command prompt (press WIN + R then type cmd and press enter) then type the following:

netsh wlan show interfaces

The SSID should be the AP name and the BSSID underneath is the MAC of the AP that it is connected to.

netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid

will list the networks it can hear and their BSSID=MAC

Edited by adrenalize_ (Wed 22-Jan-20 20:33:39)


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Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 23-Jan-20 06:25:35
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Re: Display Wifi access point's MAC adress in W10


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In reply to a post by adrenalize_:
I think that only gives you the MAC of your client.

If you open a command prompt (press WIN + R then type cmd and press enter) then type the following:

netsh wlan show interfaces

The SSID should be the AP name and the BSSID underneath is the MAC of the AP that it is connected to.

netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid

will list the networks it can hear and their BSSID=MAC

Thank you, I can not work out which of the hotel's access points I am actually connected to!

Michael Chare
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