How to Find Your MAC Address
This article will assist you with finding your device's MAC (Media Access Control) address.
Each device varies and we've made a best-effort attempt to outline the location of the MAC address on the most common wireless devices. If you still need help, please contact the ITS Service Desk by phone at 828-251-6445 or by email at email@example.com.
Windows PCs, laptops, and tablets
Click on the Windows Start button and click Run. In the Run box, type in cmd and click OK. At the blinking cursor, type ipconfig /all and hit Enter. Among the information will be one or more listings. Look at Physical Address for the Wireless adapter Wireless Network Connection; that is the MAC address.
Open System Preferences and select Network. Select Wi-Fi (labelled Airport on 10.5 and 10.6) on the left menu then click Advanced. Select the Hardware tab. The MAC Address line shows the MAC address for this interface.
Open a browser window. In the address bar, type chrome://system and press Enter. Look for ifconfig and click the Expand button next to it. Look for either the eth0 section (wired MAC address) or the wlan0 section (wireless address). In both sections, the MAC address will be listed as ether.
Open a shell/terminal window. Type ifconfig -a. Determine which interface you need; Wireless HWaddr shows the MAC address for this interface.
Open Settings, select General and About. Look for Wi-Fi Address.
On the Home screen, tap the Menu key and go to Settings. Scroll down and tap About Tablet, then Status. Scroll down to view WiFi MAC address.
Depending on your device, attempt to follow one set of instructions listed below:
On the Home screen, tap the Menu button and go to Settings. Tap About Phone then Status. Scroll down to view WiFi MAC address.
On the Home screen, tap the Menu button and go to Settings. Tap About Phone, then Hardware information. Scroll down to view WiFi MAC address.
On the Home screen, press the Menu key and select Settings. Now select Wireless and network, then WiFi Settings. You will find the MAC address under the Advanced section.
Go to Settings on the Cross Media Bar (XMB) and select System Settings. Scroll down and select System Information. Your MAC address will be the first item listed.
From the home screen, select the "Wii" button on the lower left hand corner. From here, select Wii Settings which will be the on-screen button on the right. On this screen, select the right arrow to advance to the second set of settings. Select the Internet option, then Console Information. The MAC address will be listed under USB Ethernet Adapter MAC Address.
Once you're on the Xbox 360 Dashboard, push the middle button of the Xbox 360 controller. Scroll all the way over to the right to Settings, and select System Settings. Select Network Settings, and then the wireless network. Select Configure Network. Scroll right to Additional Settings, and select Advanced Settings. This page will show your MAC address.
Smart TVs / DVRs / Set-top boxes
For instructions on how to find the MAC address for your internet-ready or smart TV, consult the owner's manual or user guide for your set.
From the main menu, choose Settings, and then click About. Look for the MAC address next to "Ethernet ID". Alternatively, you may find the MAC address printed on the UPC label on the Apple TV box.