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Finding the MAC Address on Popular Gaming Consoles

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Please use the steps below to find the MAC address of popular gaming consoles. A MAC address is a unique alphanumeric identifier (can contain numbers 0-9 or the letters A through F). MAC addresses are often broken up into pairs using colons or dashes (e.g.12:34:56:4a:5b:6c)

Note: It is critical to write-down the MAC address correctly because every character is important.

Microsoft

Xbox

  1. Power on your X-BOX without a disc in the system. 
  2. Select “Settings” in the X-BOX dashboard and then select “Network Settings”. 
  3. The MAC address of the system is located on the bottom right-hand corner of the Network Settings screen. (It usually has “MAC=” in front of it.)

Xbox 360

  1. Power on your XBOX 360 without a disc in the system. 
  2. In the “System” area of the XBOX 360 dashboard select “Network Settings”. 
  3. Select “Edit Settings”. 
  4. From “Advanced Settings” select “Advanced Settings”. 
  5. On this screen, you should see “Wired MAC Address” followed by the MAC address of the system.

Xbox One

  1. Go to My Xbox in the Xbox Dashboard and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings pane, select Network.
  3. Select Advanced Settings from the Network Settings tab.
  4. At the bottom of this screen, you'll see a heading for Wired MAC and wireless MAC. 

Sony

PlayStation 2

  1. Power on your PlayStation 2 with the “Network Adaptor Startup Disc”. 
  2. Once the disc is loaded select “ISP Setup” and then agree to the license agreement that is presented. 
  3. When prompted for a network type select “Local Area Network (LAN)”. 
  4. Next select “Automatic Configuration”. 
  5. At the “Connection Test” screen select “Advanced”. 
  6. On the next screen you should see the MAC address of the system after “MAC address:”.

PlayStation 3

  1. Navigate to Settings
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select System Information.
  4. View information on the PS3 system. The MAC address is shown there.

PS4

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

Nintendo

Wii

  1. From the Wii Channel screen select the “Wii” button then go into “Wii Settings”. 
  2. On the second page find the option “Internet” then go under “Console Information”. 
  3. This screen should have a line with “USB Ethernet Adapter MAC Address” or “LAN Adapter MAC Address” or similar. 

GameCube

  1. Remove the GameCube’s broadband adapter from the console.
  2. Printed on the underside of the adaptor is the MAC address.

DS

  1. Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Setup in the game's menu.
  2. Select "Options," then "System Information." The MAC address is on the top line. 

3DS

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

Wii U

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

Nintendo Switch

  1. Select "System Settings" from the HOME Menu.
  2. Scroll down through the menu and select "Internet."
  3. The Nintendo Switch console's MAC address will be listed under "System MAC Address."

 

Streaming Devices

Apple TV

  1. With your Apple TV remote, navigate to the Settings icon and select it.
  2. From the Settings menu, select General.
  3. Under General, select Network.
  4. 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.

Roku/Roku Express

  1. On the back of 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.
  2. Alternatively, from the Roku home screen, select Settings > Network > locate the value next to "Wireless MAC Address"

 

 

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