# MATLAB: How to get operating system MAC address for a Windows Machine from MATLAB 7.14 (R2012a)

I would like to find the exact MAC address from MATLAB for my Windows Machine because I want to use it been stored as a variable.

In order to get MAC information, you can use the Windows command line command 'getmac', and use MATLAB function 'dos' to execute DOS command in MATLAB.
The link below describes this function.
web([docroot '/techdoc/ref/dos.html'])
Using the output of this command, you can parse the resulting string output to get MAC address.
For instance:
[status,result] = dos('getmac');mac = result(160:176);