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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.

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.

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

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