How to find a MAC address of common devices

How To Find a MAC Address of Common Devices

Below are instructions on finding the MAC address of common devices that might connect to UNI's Smart Devices Network.


Amazon Echo
  1. Download the Amazon Alexa app to your phone or computer from the app store.
  2. Sign in with your Amazon account.
  3. On your phone connect to the wireless network transmitted by your Echo device.
  4. The wireless MAC address for your Echo can be found at the bottom of the Echo Setup screen in the Alexa app.
Fire Stick
  1. From the Amazon app, visit the Home screen.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Choose My Fire TV or Device.
  4. Choose About.
  5. Choose Network.
  6. The wifi MAC address should be located under MAC Address (Wi-Fi).

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 varies by game. However, the setup utility is a standard menu, included with all WFC-compatible games.

  1. After accessing the utility, tap "Options," then "System Information."
  2. The MAC Address and Nintendo WFC ID will be listed on the screen. Unless the game player has successfully connected with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the WFC ID will be blank.
Nintendo 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. From the Switch's Home menu, go to System Settings
  2. Scroll down and select Internet.
  3. The MAC address will appear under System MAC Address.

Sony Consoles

Playstation 3
  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
  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

Microsoft Consoles

Xbox 360
  1. Select System Settings.
  2. Select Network Settings.
  3. Select Configure Network.
  4. Under Basic Settings check to make sure IP Settings is set to Automatic.
  5. Go to Additional Settings.
  6. Select Advanced Settings.
  7. The MAC Addresses for the wired and wireless adapters should be displayed.
Xbox One
  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
  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 on 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"
Smart TV/Bluray Player
  1. Most MAC Addresses will be visible in the Settings Menu, either under the Network or About sections.
  2. Alternatively, check with the manufacturer for instructions on how to obtain the MAC Address for your specific model.


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