How to find your ethernet (MAC) address

What is a MAC address?

A MAC (Media Access Control) address is a 12-digit string of hexadecimal characters used to uniquely identify your network adapter (eg. 01:A3:FF:03:12:C7). The MAC is sometimes also called an "Ethernet Hardware Address", "Hardware Address" or "Adapter Address".

Specific Instructions for finding your MAC address:

Microsoft XBox (original)

  1. From the XBox Dashboard, select Settings
  2. On the Settings screen, select Network Settings
  3. The 12-digit ethernet (MAC) address will be shown in the lower right corner of the screen.

Microsoft XBox 360 (pre-NXE Dashboard)

  1. From the XBox Dashboard, select System > Network Settings.
  2. Click Edit Settings and select the Additional Settings tab.
  3. Click on Advanced Settings
  4. The MAC address should be displayed in the bottom left corner of the screen

Microsoft XBox 360 (NXE Dashboard)

  1. Go to the System area of the XBox Dashboard.
  2. Scroll right and select System Settings
  3. Select Network Settings.
  4. Select Configure Network.
  5. Click the Additional Settings tab and select Advanced Settings.
  6. The MAC address should be displayed next to the label Wired MAC Address near the bottom of the screen.

Sony Playstation2

  1. Start your PS2 and load a Network Adapter Startup Disc.
  2. Select ISP Setup on the main page.
  3. Select Agree.
  4. Select Local Area Network (LAN).
  5. Select Automatic Configuration.
  6. At the connection test screen, select Advanced. The MAC address should be listed at the bottom of the screen.

Sony Playstation3

  1. Select Settings on the Cross Media Bar at the top of the screen.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select System Information. The MAC address should be the first item listed on the screen.

Nintendo Wii

  1. From the Wii Channel menu select the Wii button in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  2. Select Wii Settings.
  3. Scroll to Wii System Settings 2 and select Internet.
  4. Select Console Information. The MAC address should be listed under "LAN Adapter MAC Address".

Microsoft Windows

  1. Click Start > Run
  2. Type in cmd and click OK
  3. A DOS window will appear. Type ipconfig /all and press Enter
  4. Each ethernet adapter in your computer will be listed (unindented) followed by several indented lines of information specific to that adapter. Find the adapter that you are interested in and look for the line labelled "Physical Address" - the MAC address will be listed there.