Find your device's MAC address

An article explaining how to locate media access control (MAC) addresses for commonly found devices in Residence Halls.

To register devices in the residence halls you will need to locate your device's MAC address. Below are commonly used devices (this is not a definitive list): 

Chromebook

There are two options for finding a Chromebook's MAC address: 
  1. Use the Network panel near the clock: 
    • Visit Google's Connect to WiFi page
    • Scroll down to Find the Media Access Control (MAC) address. Click to expand the section, and follow the instructions. 
  2. Use the browser's "About System" diagnostic page: 
    • Open a browser window. In the address bar, type chrome://system and press Enter
    • Lookin for ifconfig, and then click the Expand... button next to it
    • Look for either the eth0 section (wired MAC address) or the wlan0 (wireless address). In both sections, the MAC address will be listed as Ethernet HWaddr

Apple TV

  1. Navigate to the main menu, choose Settings
  2. Click About or Network
  3. Look for the MAC address next to "Ethernet Address" for the wired network or "Wi-Fi address" for the wireless connection

Google TV

  1. Navigate to the settings menu
  2. Select Network and then Status
  3. The MAC address will appear on the screen

Roku

  1. From the Roku home screen select Settings
  2. Click About
  3. The MAC address will appear on the screen

Vizio Smart TV

  1. Press the Menu button on the remote and select Network
  2. Choose Manual Setup
  3. The RJ45 (wired) and/or Wireless MAC address will appear on the screen

XBox One

  1. Navigate to My Games and Apps
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Network
  4. Select Advanced Settings
  5. The MAC address(es) will appear on the screen

Nintendo Switch

  1. Select System Settings from the Home Menu
  2. Scroll down and select Internet
  3. The MAC address will be listed under Console MAC Address

Amazon Fire TV

  1. From the Home screen press Menu
  2. Select Settings
  3. The WiFi MAC address is located toward the bottom of the screen in the Device Info section





Keywords:MAC Address, Residence hall, reshalls, ResNet, Res Halls, dorm, chromebook, register device, devices, mac address, mac, Res Net   Doc ID:110173
Owner:Jen W.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2021-04-08 13:49 CDTUpdated:2021-04-08 14:14 CDT
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