Finding a MAC Address

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. Hexadecimal digits include the numbers 0 through 9 and the letters A through F. Our interest is in only the hexadecimal digits. Extra digits, letters or symbols will generate an error.

Examples: 00-10-91-af-24-9c, or 00:10:91:af:24:9c

How to Locate your MAC Address

Please note that these instructions may not reflect any new updates or releases which change the navigation for the systems in question.

Apple iOS

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select About.
  4. The MAC address will be listed as the Wi-Fi Address.

Android

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select About Phone.
  3. Select Status.
  4. The MAC address will be listed as the Wi-Fi MAC Address.

Kindle

  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 One / Series S / Series X

  1. To get to the Network screen, press the Menu button on your controller.
  2. Next select Settings.
  3. Now select Network.
  4. Select Advanced Settings to see a list of the MAC for your Xbox One’s wired and wireless adapters.

Nintendo Switch

  1. Select “System Settings” from the HOME Menu. System Settings being highlighted on the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu Screen.
  2. Scroll down through the menu and select “Internet.”
  3. The Nintendo Switch console’s MAC address will be listed under “System MAC Address.”

Sony PlayStation 4 / 5

  1. On the PlayStation home screen, arrow up to the very top until we see the menu.
  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.

Windows 8 and 8.1

  1. Click Start.
  2. Choose or type run.
  3. In the runbox, type cmd.
  4. 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).
  5. Once the command prompt appears, type getmac /v.
  6. Choose the correct line based off of the Connection Name, and network interface you are trying to connect.
  7. The MAC address will be listed under Physical Address.

Windows 10

  1. In your toolbar Search box, type cmd.
  2. Right click the Command Prompt Desktop app
  3. Once the command prompt appears, type getmac /v
  4. Choose the correct line based off of the Connection Name, and network interface you are trying to connect.
  5. The MAC address will be listed under Physical Address.

Apple Macintosh OS/X

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Select Network.
  3. Click the Advanced button.
  4. Select the Hardware tab.
  5. The MAC address should be listed towards the top.

Alternatively, you can hold the “Alt / Option” key and click the WIFI icon in the top bar of the desktop. The menu that pops up should list the MAC address.

Fire Stick / Fire TV​

  1. From the Main Menu go to Settings
  2. Select “System”
  3. Toggle down to Network
  4. Look for the MAC Address (Wi-Fi)

 

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Article ID: 134
Created
Thu 9/3/20 3:35 PM
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Tue 8/31/21 10:36 AM