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Finding a MAC Address

Kevin Buck
posted this on August 01, 2011 04:50 PM

All network interfaces for devices capable of communicating on a wireless or ethernet wired network have a Media Access Control (MAC) Address. For manual registration of network devices this MAC address is needed. This list may help you in locating this address on your device. If not, please consult the manual of your device. MAC address may also be referred to as Network Interface Card AddressPhysical Address or Hardware Address and often comes in this format: xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx or xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx.

MAC addresses appear as a string of 12 hexadecimal digits sometimes delineated by colons, dashes or periods. Our interest is in only the hexadecimal digits, although you may enter the colons, dashes or periods. Extra digits, letters or symbols will generate an error. Examples: 00-10-91-af-24-9c, or 00:10:91:af:24:9c


Apple iOS
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select About.
  4. The MAC address will be listed as the WiFi Address.
  1. From the home screen, press Menu.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. The WiFi MAC Address will be listed in the Device Info section.
Microsoft Xbox/360 and Xbox One
  1. Go to My Xbox.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select Network Settings.
  4. Select Configure Network.
  5. Under Basic Settings ensure IP Settings is on Automatic.
  6. Go right to select Additional Settings.
  7. Select Advanced Settings.
  8. The MAC address will be listed as Wired MAC Address.
Nintendo Wii
  1. Select the Wii button in the lower left.
  2. Select Wii Settings.
  3. Select the right arrow to advance to the 2nd set of settings.
  4. Select Internet.
  5. Select Console Information.
  6. The MAC address will be listed as MAC Address.
Sony PlayStation 3
  1. Select Settings.
  2. Select Network Settings.
  3. Select Settings and Connection Status List.
  4. The MAC address will be listed as MAC Address.

Sony PlayStation 4

  1. On the XMB, arrow up to the very top until we see the XMB Menus.
  2. Scroll over to the right to Settings
  3. Go down to Network.
  4. Then down to View Connection Status
  5. From this area, you can get the WiFi and Ethernet MAC Address.

If your network uses MAC address filtering, you will want to add this address to your router’s whitelist of MAC addresses.

 Windows Operating Systems
  1. Open up the command prompt.
    • Click Start.
    • Choose or type run.
    • In the runbox, type cmd.
    Windows 8
    • From Desktop Mode: Move your mouse to the bottom left corner of the screen until you see the Start menu icon pop up. Right click the button and then choose Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Once the command prompt appears, type getmac /v.
  3. Choose the correct line based off of the Connection Name, and network interface you are trying to connect.
  4. The MAC address will be listed under Physical Address.
Apple Macintosh OS/X
  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Select Network.
  3. Select either Ethernet or Airport, based upon how the user is connecting.
  4. Click the Advanced button.
  5. Select the Ethernet tab.
  6. The MAC address will be listed as Ethernet ID.
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