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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 GSDevice.

Microsoft Xbox One:
  1. From the Home menu, select Settings

    XBox One Home

  2. In the settings pane, select Network

    XBox One Network

  3. In Network Settings, select Advanced Settings
    XBox One Network Menu
  4. In Advanced Settings you should see your wireless MAC Address in the following format ‘XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX’
    XBox One MAC Address
Microsoft Xbox 360:
  1. Select “Settings” on the right of the top menu
    XBox 360 1 Main Screen
  2. Select the “System” tile
    XBox 360 Settings Screen
  3. Select Network Settings
    XBox 360 System Settings Screen
  4. Select “Wireless Network”
    XBox 360 Select Wireless Network

  5. Select “Configure Network”
    XBox 360 Select Configure Network
  6. Select “Additional Settings”
    XBox 360 Additional Settings
  7. Select “Advanced Settings”
    XBox 360 Advanced Settings
  8. At the bottom of the Advanced Settings page you’ll see a heading called MAC Address with the 12-character address in the following format ‘XXXXXXXXXXXX’
    XBox 360 MAC Address
Sony Playstation 4:
  1. Power up the Playstation 4 without any disk in the drive and wait for the menu to come up
  2. On the XMB Menu, scroll right and select “Settings”
    PS4 XMB Settings
  3. Scroll down to and select “Network”
    PS4 Scroll Down to Network
  4. Scroll down to and select “View Connection Status”
    PS4 Select View Connection Status
  5. On the Connection Status screen, you can see two MAC addresses: LAN Cable and Wi-Fi following format ‘XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX’
    PS4 Connection Status Screen w MAC
  6. You need the Wi-Fi MAC Address
Sony PlayStation 3:
  1. Power up the PlayStation 3 without any disc in the drive
  2. On the XMB menu, locate and select “Settings”
  3. On the Settings menu, locate and select “System Settings”

    PS3 Settings Screen

  4. On the System Setting screen, locate and select “System Information,” which is at the bottom of the list.

    PS3 System Settings Screen

  5. The MAC Address will be the first piece of information on the list in the following format ‘XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX’
    PS3 MAC Address Screen
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:
Nintendo Wii consoles cannot access the GS Wireless network. Please use an Ethernet cable connection.

Nintendo Wii U:
Nintendo Wii U consoles cannot access the GS Wireless network. Please use an Ethernet cable connection.

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’
Amazon fireTVstick:
  1. From the fireTV home page
    fireTVstick Home Page
  2. On the Settings pane, scroll to the right until you find “Device”
    fireTVstick Settings Screen
  3. Select Device
    fireTVstick Settings Screen Device
  4. On the Device Management pane, select About
    fireTVstick Manage Device Select About
  5. In the About pane, select Network. You will see the MAC address listed as “MAC Address (Wi-Fi)” in the following format ‘XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX’
    fireTVstick About Device pane Select Network
Roku:
  1. Start from the Roku Home Page
    Roku Home Pane
  2. Scroll up or down to and select Settings
    Roku Scroll to Settings
  3. On the Settings pane, scroll down to and select System
    Roku Settings pane Select System
  4. On the System pane, select About
    Roku System Pane Select About
  5. On the About pane, scroll right to the Roku System Information pane
    Roku About Pane Scroll Right to Roku Information
  6. In the Roku System Information pane, you will see the MAC address listed as “Wireless MAC address” in the following format ‘XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX’
    >Roku System Information
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: 8/21/2017