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Finding the MAC Address for Your Device

Finding your device’s MAC address (MAC stands for Media Access Control and refers to the unique identifier for your hardware).

Every device that connects to a network has a MAC Address or a device ID. These instructions do not include every possible device that can be connected to GS_Device.

Microsoft Xbox One:
  1. On the Dashboard, Go into Settings
  2. In the settings pane, select Network
  3. In Network Settings, select Advanced Settings
  4. In Advanced Settings you should see your wireless MAC Address in the following format ‘XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX’
Microsoft Xbox 360:
  1. Select System settings
  2. Select Network Settings
  3. Select Configure Network
  4. Under Basic Settings check to make sure I.P. Settings is set to Automatic
  5. Select Additional Settings tab
  6. Select Advanced Settings
  7. At the bottom of the Advanced Settings page you’ll see a heading called MAC Address with the address in the following format ‘XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX’
Sony Playstation 4:
  1. Power up the Playstation 4 without any disk in the drive and wait for the menu to come up
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select System in the Settings menu
  4. Select System Information
  5. In System Information you will see your MAC Address (Wi-Fi) in the following format ‘XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX’
Sony PlayStation 3:
  1. Power up the PlayStation 3 without any disc in the drive
  2. Select System Settings
  3. Select System Information
  4. The MAC Address will be the first piece of information on the list in the following format ‘XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX’
Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL, or 2DS:
  1. Select System Settings
  2. Select Internet Settings
  3. Select Other Information
  4. Select Confirm MAC Address
  5. The MAC Address will be displayed on the screen in the following format ‘XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX’
Nintendo Wii:
  1. Select Wii options
  2. Select Wii Settings
  3. Select the right arrow to advance to the 2nd set of settings and select Internet
  4. Select Console Information
  5. In Console Information you will see the Wii MAC Address in the following format ‘XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX’
Nintendo Wii U:
  1. Go to the Wii U Menu
  2. Select System Settings
  3. Select Internet
  4. Select View MAC Address
  5. In View MAC Address you will see the MAC Address in the following format ‘XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX’
Apple TV:
  1. Go to the main menu on your Apple TV
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select About
  4. In the About pane you will see the MAC address listed as “Wireless ID” in the following format ‘XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX’
Smart TV (General Guide for most brands):
Below are directions for obtaining the Smart TV MAC Address for some of the brands out there, if this does not match your brand/model, please refer to the TVs user guide, device/product website, or search the web with “[your TV make/model] wired MAC Address” for information on finding the MAC Address/Connecting to the wired network for your specific Smart TV.

Insignia
  1. Press ENTER on the remote. The settings menu should open. (Or press Menu)
  2. Press up or down to highlight Network, then press ENTER
  3. [Press up or down to highlight WIRELESS, then press ENTER – need to verify}
  4. The MAC Address should be listed here under either Ethernet or Wired MAC Address in the following format ‘XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX’
Samsung
  1. Press Menu on the remote
  2. Press up or down to highlight Network, then press ENTER
  3. Press up or down to highlight Network Settings, then press ENTER
  4. [Press up or down to highllight WIRELESS, then press enter – need to verify]
  5. Press up or down to highlight Network Test, then press ENTER
  6. The MAC Address should be listed as either Ethernet or Wired MAC Address in the following format ‘XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX’
Sharp
  1. Press Menu on the remote
  2. Press right or left to highlight Initial Setup, then press ENTER
  3. Press up or down to select Internet Setup, then press ENTER
  4. Press up or down to select Network Setup, then press ENTER
  5. Press up or down to select Connection Type, then press ENTER
  6. [Press right or left to highlight WIRELESS, then press ENTER – need to verify]
  7. Press up or down to select IP Setup, then press ENTER
  8. The MAC Address should be on the bottom of the page in the following format ‘XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX’
Sony
  1. Press the Home button on the remote
  2. Use the arrow keys to scroll to Settings, then press ENTER
  3. Use the arrow keys to scroll to Network Setup, then press ENTER
  4. [From the Menu, select Wireless Setup, then press ENTER – need to verify]
  5. Click on Network Setup – Status, and the MAC Address should be on the screen in the following format ‘XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX’
Vizio
  1. Press Menu on the remote
  2. Press up or down to highlight Network, then press OK
  3. The Network Connection menu displays
  4. Press up or down to highlight Manual Setup, then press OK
  5. The IP Settings menu is displayed
  6. The MAC Address should be at the bottom of the menu as RJ45 MAC Address in the following format ‘XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX’

Last updated: 1/3/2017