MAC Address on Xbox, Playstation, and Nintendo Consoles; Streaming Devices

Finding MAC address on gaming consoles for the purpose of network registration.


How to find the MAC Address

Your computers, smartphones, streaming devices, and many other pieces of technology all have a MAC address. This set of numbers is a unique network identity and helps your devices to recognize and be recognized on Wi-Fi and Ethernet networks. 

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)

Note: Most game console registrations must be done through the ICT Help Desk but you may be able to register yourself if your console has a web browser. Open your web browser and follow the instructions found in this document. For further assistance please refer to the Help Desk contact information found at the bottom of this page. 

Nintendo Consoles

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 vary 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 to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the WFC ID will be blank.

Nintendo 3DS

To locate the MAC Address of your 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

To locate the MAC Address of your Wii U console:

  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
To locate the MAC Address on your Nintendo Switch console:
  1. From the Home screen, select Settings 
  2. From the left side of the screen, select Internet
  3. The MAC Address will be displayed on the right side of the screen directly after "System MAC Address"

Sony Consoles

PlayStation 3

To locate the MAC Address of your PlayStation 3 console:

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

PlayStation 4

To locate the MAC Address of your PlayStation 4 console:

  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.

PSP

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

  1. Navigate to System Settings.
  2. Then navigate to System Information, which is where the MAC Address is listed.

Microsoft Consoles

Xbox 360

To locate the MAC Address of your Xbox One console:

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

Xbox One

To locate the MAC Address of your Xbox One console:

  1. Navigate to My Games and Apps.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Network.
  4. Select Advanced Settings.
  5. The MAC Addresses for the wired and wireless adapters should be displayed.

Streaming Devices

Apple TV

To locate the MAC Address of your 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.

Chromecast

To locate the MAC Address of your Chromecast:

  1. 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.
  2. Click Settings and the MAC Address will be at the bottom of the window.

Roku

To locate the MAC Address of your Roku:

  1. On the back of your Roku there is 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 the other is for the wireless connector.
  2. Alternatively, from the Roku home screen, select settings> player info. The Addresses will be listed on-screen.
*Note: If you are using the Roku Streaming Stick the MAC address can be found on the box or on a small white sticker located on the side of the Streaming Stick. You may also locate the MAC address from home screen through the path setting>about.

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.


If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at help@nmsu.edu.




Keywords:MAC address xbox playstation game game console network register registration roku apple tv appletv chromecast streaming smart tv smarttv bluray   Doc ID:75637
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-08-17 11:56 MDTUpdated:2018-08-13 10:52 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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