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How to find out the MAC address on networked devices

This article describes how to find the MAC address of a networked device for many of the most popular device types. Similar information for other device types may be added in the future.

The MAC address is a unique identifier that consists of six pairs of letters and numbers separated by colons, for example 00:01:23:a4:5b:cd.

 

Amazon Echo
Download the Amazon Alexa app to your phone or computer and sign in with your Amazon account.
Connect to the wireless network transmitted by your Echo device.
The wireless MAC address for your Echo can be found at the bottom of the Echo Setup screen in the Alexa app.
 
Amazon Fire TV
Plug in your Amazon Fire TV stick into your TV
If this is the first time using this Fire TV device, the wireless MAC address will appear in the list of wireless networks during setup at the far-right of the list. If this Fire TV stick has been used in the past, navigate to Settings > System > About > Network and the wireless MAC address will be listed at this screen.
 
Android
The specific instructions for finding the MAC address of an Android device may vary slightly based on the manufacturer. Below are the instructions for default Android 7.1 Nougat (used on Pixel smartphones):
Open the Settings app.
Select About Phone/Tablet > Status
The MAC address will appear under Wi-Fi MAC address.
 
Apple iOS
Open the Settings app.
Select General > About.
The wireless MAC address is listed next to Wi-Fi Address.
 
Apple macOS
Click the Apple button in the top-left corner of the screen and select System Preferences.
Select Network in the System Preferences menu.
Select the interface you want to find the MAC address for from the list on the left side of the Network window, then click Advanced.
Click the Hardware tab. The MAC address will then be listed.
 
Apple TV
For Wireless MAC address:
Plug in your Apple TV and follow the set up until you reach the step to connect to a network.
Select eduroam and attempt to connect. This will fail, which is normal.
The wireless MAC address should now be displayed on the Apple TV's screen.
For Wired MAC address:
Connect your Apple TV to a an Ethernet data outlet.
On the Apple TV, navigate to Settings > General > Network. Record the MAC address listed.
 
Google Home
Plug in your Google Home.
Download and open the Google Home app on your phone.
You should see your Google Home listed. Select it then press Set Up.
Accept the prompt allowing your phone to connect to your Google Home.
Answer the set up questions listed.
Enter the location of your Google Home and select Continue
The wireless MAC address will be listed at the bottom right corner of the screen.
 
Microsoft Windows
Open the Command Prompt by right-clicking on the Start button (located in the lower-left corner of the screen) and select Command Prompt from the menu. Alternatively, press the Windows Key on your keyboard, type cmd into the Search bar, then press Enter on your keyboard.
Enter ipconfig /all into the Command Prompt window and press Enter on your keyboard.
The wireless MAC address will be listed under Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi next to Physical Address. The wired MAC address will be listed under Ethernet adapter Ethernet next to Physical Address.
 
Microsoft Windows Phone
On the main Windows phone screen, swipe left and select Settings.
In the Settings screen, select About > more info.
The MAC address will be listed under phone information.
 
Microsoft Xbox 360
From the Xbox 360 main menu, go to My Xbox > System Settings > Network Settings > Configure Network
Select the Additional Settings tab and then select Alternate Mac Address.
The wired and wireless MAC addresses will be listed at the bottom of this screen
 
Microsoft Xbox One
If you are setting up your Xbox One for the first time:
Complete the initial setup until you reach the network connection step.
Attempt to connect to eduroam. This will fail, which is normal.
Select Fix it.
Wait for the troubleshooter to fail.
The MAC addresses will now be listed. Use Wired MAC for Ethernet connections and Wireless MAC for Wi-Fi connections.
If you have previously set up your Xbox One:
From the Xbox One home screen, select Settings.
Under the Console tab, select Network.
Select Advanced Settings. The wired and wireless MAC addresses will be displayed.
 
Nintendo 3DS
From the 3DS's main menu, go to System Settings > Internet Settings > Other Information.
Select Confirm MAC Address. The wireless MAC address will appear.
 
Nintendo Wii
Select Wii Settings.
Select Internet > Console Information.
The wireless MAC address is listed under MAC Address. The wired MAC address is listed under LAN Adapter MAC Address.
 
Nintendo Wii U
From the Wii U main menu, select System Settings.
Select Internet > View MAC Address. The wired/wireless MAC address will be listed.
 
Nintendo Switch
From the Switch's Home menu, go to System Settings
Scroll down and select Internet.
The MAC address will appear under System MAC Address.
 
Roku
From the Roku home screen, select Settings > Player Info.
The wired MAC address is listed next to Ethernet MAC address. The wireless MAC address is listed next to Wireless MAC address.
 
Sony Playstation 3
From the Playstation 3 main menu, select Settings > System Settings > System Information.
The wireless and wired MAC address will be listed on the screen.
 
Sony Playstation 4
On the Playstation 4 main menu, go to Settings > System > System Information.
The wired address will appear next to MAC Address (LAN Cable). The wireless MAC address will appear next to MAC Address (Wi-Fi).

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