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​Fin​d Your MAC Address

Below you will find instructions on how to find the MAC address (aka physical address, hardware address, wifi address, ethernet address) of the most common devices we see on campus. If your device is not listed or our instructions don't match it exactly, you can usually find it by Googling "how to find [type of device] MAC address" or by looking for a sticker on the device itself or it's packaging. 

Use the following links to more easily find your device:




Computer Operating Systems

 

Windows XP


  1. Go to the Start Menu and choose Run.
  2. Type "cmd" (without the quotation marks) in the box and click OK.
  3. In the new Command Prompt windows, type "ipconfig /all" (without the quotation marks) and hit the Enter key.
  4. Look for the line that reads "Ethernet Adapter: Local Area Connection" (for wired) or "Ethernet Adapter: Wireless Connection" (for wireless).
  5. Below that line, you will see another line that starts with "Physical Address".
  6. The Physical Address is the MAC Address.
 

Windows Vista or 7


  1. Go to the Start Menu.
  2. Type "cmd" (without the quotation marks) in the search box.
  3. Click on the cmd entry.
  4. In the new Command Prompt window, type "ipconfig /all" (without the quotation marks) and hit the Enter key.
  5. Look for the line that reads "Ethernet Adapter: Local Area Connection" (for wired) or "Ethernet Adapter: Wireless Connection" (for wireless).
  6. Below that line, you will see another line that starts with "Physical Address".
  7. The Physical Address is the MAC Address.
 

Mac OS X

 
  1. Go to the Apple menu in the upper left corner of your screen.
  2. Choose System Preferences.
  3. Click on Network.
  4. Click on Ethernet (for wired connections) or Wi-Fi (for wireless connections) on the left side.
  5. Click on Advanced.
  6. Click on Hardware near the top.
  7. The MAC Address is listed on that page.


Game Consoles


Xbox One


  1. Go to Settings on the home screen.
  2. Select Network.
  3. Select Advanced Settings.
  4. The MAC addresses are listed on the right.

Xbox 360


  1. ​Go to My Xbox in the Xbox Dashboard.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select Network Settings. 
  4. Select Configure Network.
  5. Select Advanced Settings from the Additional Settings tab.
  6. The MAC address is listed here.

Playstation 4


  1. On the main menu, scroll to the Settings tab.
  2. Scroll down and click Network.
  3. Scroll and click View Connection Status.
  4. The MAC addresses for both wired and wifi are near the bottom.

Playstation 3


  1. ​Select Settings from the main menu.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select System Information.
  4. The MAC address is listed here.

Nintendo Wii U


  1. ​Select System Settings from the Wii U menu.
  2. Select Internet.
  3. Select View MAC Address.
  4. The MAC address is listed here.

Nintendo Wii


  1. ​Select Wii Options from the Wii Menu.
  2. Select Wii Settings.
  3. Go to Wii System Settings on the second page.
  4. Select Internet.
  5. Select Console Information.
  6. Your MAC address is listed here.


Portable Gaming Systems


PS Vita


Nintendo 3DS or 2DS




Set Top Boxes


Apple TV


  1. Go to the main menu and choose "Settings".
  2. In the Settings menu, choose "General".
  3. In the General menu, choose "About".
  4. Find the entry labeled "Wifi Address". This is the MAC address.

Roku


  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Choose About.
  3. The MAC address is listed here.​

Fire TV


  1. From the Home screen, scroll down to Settings on the left menu.
  2. Choose System.
  3. Choose About.
  4. Choose Network.
  5. The MAC address is listed here as "MAC Address (Wi-Fi)."

Chromecast


  1. The MAC address is listed at the bottom of the setup app when going through initial setup.
  2. Please note: In order to use Chromecast, the device from which you stream to Chromecast will also need to be connected to the same wireless network as your Chromecast (currently this will only work on PC-Devices). This means you will also need to register your device to use PC-Devices. See Game Consoles and Other Devices​ for more information on PC-Devices.
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