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win8 mac address filtering solved

2012-12-19, 9:05 AM
It seemed extreme torture to find out my yoga mac address with win8, so i am posting the link that got me to it. It is a basic type of security filtering needed for some of us to connect to a wifi router, and i couldnt find it on this forum.

http://wintelguy.com/2009/20090215_find_mac.html#LWindows8
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Re: win8 mac address filtering solved

2012-12-19, 17:28 PM

Another way to get it, via the UI, is to Search for "Network" and under Settings click on "View networking connections".  Then right-click on the Wi-Fi connction (it's my only one) and select Status.  The mac address appears in the dialog for "Physical Address".

 

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Re: win8 mac address filtering solved

2012-12-19, 17:39 PM

A third way to expose the MAC address is to run: ipconfig /all from a command prompt and look for the apprpriate adapter section. Tested and verified on my Yoga13. This method has worked on all of my Windows PCs back to at least NT.

 

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Re: win8 mac address filtering solved

2012-12-19, 20:48 PM
I knew number 3 but couldnt get win 8 to give a cmd prompt without the explicit directions i posted. Number 2 didnt seem to work when there was no wifi connection to query, but maybe that was because i come from a one mouse button world. Someone who buys a yoga tablet may have no windows background, and getting past a mac filter is the most basic obstacle which should be printed boldly in the get started guide.
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Re: win8 mac address filtering solved

2012-12-19, 23:35 PM

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I knew number 3 but couldnt get win 8 to give a cmd prompt without the explicit directions i posted. Number 2 didnt seem to work when there was no wifi connection to query, but maybe that was because i come from a one mouse button world. Someone who buys a yoga tablet may have no windows background, and getting past a mac filter is the most basic obstacle which should be printed boldly in the get started guide.

 

An easy way to get a command prompt is to right-click the lower left corner of the screen in desktop mode. The pop-up menu has options for regular and admin command prompts.

 

Hope this helps.


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