How to find a MAC Address

Please follow the instructions below to find the MAC Address of your game console or streaming device.  

A valid MAC Address will have the format of twelve hexadecimal numbers, generally separated by colons (e.g. 01:23:4D:67:B9:0A)

Devices Type

  • Nintendo DS

    To locate the MAC Address from a Nintendo DS, you must first insert a Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection compatible game and access the WFC Setup Utility. Please note that the exact steps to access the setup utility varies by game. However, the setup utility is a standard menu, included with all WFC-compatible games.

    After accessing the utility, tap "Options," then "System Information."

    The MAC Address and Nintendo WFC ID will be listed on the screen. Unless the game player has successfully connected with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the WFC ID will be blank.

    Nintendo 3DS

    To locate the MAC Address of your 3DS:

    • From the HOME menu, highlight and select the System Settings Icon.
    • Select Internet Settings.
    • Tap Other Information.
    • Tap Confirm MAC Address. Your system's MAC Address will be displayed on the screen.

    Wii U

    To locate the MAC Address of your Wii U console:

    • From the Wii U Menu, select System Settings.
    • Using the Left Stick select the Internet icon and press the A Button.
    • Select View MAC Address and wait a moment for the MAC Address to be displayed.
  • Playstation 3

    To locate the MAC Address of your Playstation 3 console:

    • From the main menu, select Settings.
    • Select System Settings.
    • Select System Information.
    • The MAC Address will then be displayed on the screen.

    Playstation 4

    To locate the MAC Address of your Playstation 4 console:

    • Arrow up and over to Settings in the PS4 menu.
    • Scroll down to Network
    • Scroll down to View Connection Status
    • The MAC Address will be listed next to MAC Address

    PSP

    To locate the MAC Address of your PlayStation Portable (PSP):

    • Navigate to "System Settings"
    • Then navigate to "System Information", which is where the MAC Address is listed.
  • Xbox 360

    To locate the MAC Address of your Xbox One console:

    • Navigate to My Xbox on the Xbox Dashboard.
    • Select System Settings.
    • Select Network Settings.
    • Select Configure Network.
    • Under Basic Settings check to make sure IP Settings is set to Automatic.
    • Go to Additional Settings.
    • Select Advanced Settings.
    • The MAC Addresses for the wired and wireless adapters should be displayed.

    Xbox One

    To locate the MAC Address of your Xbox One console:

    • Navigate to My Games and Apps
    • Select Settings.
    • Select Network.
    • Select Advanced Settings.
    • The MAC Addresses for the wired and wireless adapters should be displayed.
  • Apple TV

    To locate the MAC Address of your Apple TV:

    • With your Apple TV remote, navigate to the Settings icon and select it.
    • From the Settings menu, select General.
    • Under General, select Network.
    • Your MAC Address will be next to either Wi-Fi Address or Ethernet Address depending on whether you are connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or a Wired connection.

    Chromecast

    To locate the MAC Address of your Chromecast:

    • Open the Chromecast app on your computer. If you have set up your Chromecast recently, you'll find a shortcut to the app on your desktop. Otherwise, Windows users should check the Start Menu and Mac users should check Applications.
    • Click Settings, and the MAC Address will be at the bottom of the window.

    Roku

    To locate the MAC Address of your Roku:

    • On the back on your Roku there are a pair of six 2-digit pairs separated by colons, e.g. 00:0D:0A:1H:3G:5C. One set is for the Ethernet connector and for the other for the wireless connector.
    • Alternatively, from the Roku home screen, select settings> player info. The Addresses will be listed on-screen.

    Smart TV/Bluray Player

    To locate the MAC Address of your Smart TV or Bluray Player:

    • Most MAC Addresses will be visible in the Settings Menu, either under the Network or About sections.
    • Alternatively, check with the manufacturer for instructions on how to obtain the MAC Address for your specific model.
    • Right-click the Start Button and open Control Panel.


    • Click View network status and tasks under the Network and Internet category.


    • Click your connection. In this example, the connection is Ethernet 2.


    • Click Details.


    • The MAC Address will be listed next to Physical Address.
  •  Right-click on the Start Menu and click on Command Prompt. 

     

     Once in the command prompt, type getmac and press the Enter key.

     The MAC address will be shown, labeled as Physical Address.

    • Click the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen and click System Preferences from the menu.


    • Click Network in the third row.


    • Click on your connection in the left pane. In this example, we will use WiFi. Then click Advanced in the right pane.


    • Click Hardware. The MAC Address will be the first thing in that tab.