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How to find 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.

Computer Operating Systems

macOS

  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.

Windows 10

  1. Go to the search bar.
  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.

Mobile Operating Systems

Android

Note: These instructions may vary by device.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose About Phone/Tablet and then Status.
  3. The MAC address is listed under Wi-Fi MAC address.

Apple iOS (iPhone/iPad)

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select General, then About.
  3. The wireless MAC address is listed under Wi-Fi Address.

Game Consoles

Nintendo Switch

  1. Go to System Settings from the Home menu.
  2. Select Internet.
  3. The MAC address is listed under System MAC Address.

Nintend​​​o 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.

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.

Playsta​​tion 3

  1. Select Settings from the main menu
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select System Information.
  4. 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.

Xbox 3​​60

  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.

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.

Portable Gaming Systems

Nintendo 3DS

  1. Go to System Settings, then Internet Settings, then Other Information.
  2. Choose Confirm MAC Address, and you will see the wireless MAC address.

​Set Top Boxes

Appl​e 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.

Chromecast

The MAC address is listed at the bottom of the setup app when going through initial setup.

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.

Fi​re 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).”

Rok​u

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

Smart Speakers

Amazon Echo

  1. Download the Amazon Alexa app to your phone or computer.
  2. Sign in with your Amazon account.
  3. Connect that device to your Echo’s wireless network.
  4. You will see the wireless MAC address for your Echo at the bottom of the Echo Setup screen.

Google Home

  1. Download the the Google Home app on your phone.
  2. You should see your Google Home listed in the app. Select it and press Set Up.
  3. Allow your phone to connect to your Google Home.
  4. Answer the setup questions.
  5. Enter your Google Home’s location and choose Continue.
  6. You will see the wireless MAC address at the bottom right corner of the screen.