In order to register your entertainment or gaming console for use on the University of Iowa’s wired or wireless networks, you need to first determine its MAC address. These instructions explain how.

To find your Nintendo DS's MAC address, you will need a WiFi-enabled game for the Nintendo DS. 

The MAC address of the Nintendo DS can be found by:

  1. Go to the Nintendo wifi Connection Setup in the game's menu.
  2. Select "Options", then "System Information".

The MAC address is displayed on the top line.

To find the MAC address for your Nintendo Wii:

  • From the Wii U menu, select "System Settings"
  • Select [Internet], then "View MAC Address"
  • The MAC address of the Wii console is displayed.

 

To find the MAC address for your Playstation 3: 

  1. From the PS3 main menu screen select "Settings".
  2. Then select "System Settings".
  3. Then select "System Information".

This screen will display your PS3 MAC address.

To find the MAC address for your PlayStation 4:

  1. From the main menu, select "Settings" (located on the upper right)
  2. Select "Network"
  3. Select "View Connection Status"
  4. Scroll down until the MAC addresses are visible

To find the MAC address for your Xbox One:

  1. Navigate to the "Settings" page
  2. Select "Network"
  3. Select "Advanced Settings"
  4. The MAC address will be displayed on the right side of the screen

To find the MAC address of your Xbox:

  1. On your console, go to "My Xbox" and then select "System Settings".
  2. Select "Network Settings".
  3. Select "Wired Network" or the name of your wireless network, if you are prompted to do so.
  4. Select "Configure Network".
  5. On the "Additional Settings" tab, select "Advanced Settings".

At the bottom of this screen you'll see a heading called "MAC Address."

To find the MAC address of your Apple TV:

  1. Go to the main menu on your Apple TV, and select "Settings."
  2. In the Settings Menu, select "About."
  3. Here you can find your MAC Address, listed as either the "Wireless ID" or "Ethernet ID" (depending on the connection you are using).

Alternative method for locating the wireless MAC address:

  1. The Apple TV Ethernet (wired) and Wireless network MAC addresses can be found on the UPC label on the Apple TV box as "Ethernet ID" and "Wireless ID." (This is also the same label that contains the serial number.)

To find the MAC address for your Amazon Fire TV Stick:

  1. Go to "Settings" then "System" then "About"

To find the MAC address of your Chromecast:

  1. Open the Chromecast app on your computer. If you have set up your Chromecast recently, you'll find a shortcut to the app on your desktop. Otherwise, Windows users should check the Start Menu; Mac users should check Applications
  2. Click Settings. 
  3. Find the MAC address at the bottom of the window. The system's MAC address is located at the bottom-left corner of the Settings menu.

To locate your Insignia Smart TV wireless MAC address you will have to navigate to the Network settings.

To navigate to the Network Settings follow these instructions

  1. Press ENTER. The settings menu opens. (or press Menu)
  2. Press ▲ or ▼ to highlight Network, Then press ENTER.
  3. Press ▲ or ▼ to highlight WIRELESS, then press ENTER. (Note that the wired MAC address and the wireless MAC address are different)

To find the MAC address for your Roku:

  1. From the Roku home screen, select "Settings" then "About".

The MAC address will appear on your screen. Alternatively, you can find the MAC address on the bottom or back of your Roku.

To locate your Samsung Smart TV wireless MAC address you will have to navigate to the Network settings.

To navigate to the Network Settings follow these instructions:

  1. Press Menu.
  2. Press ▲ or ▼ to highlight Network, Then press ENTER.
  3. Press ▲ or ▼ to highlight Network Settings, Then press ENTER.
  4. Press ▲ or ▼ to highlight WIRELESS, then press ENTER. (Note that the wired MAC address and the wireless MAC address are different)
  5. Press ▲ or ▼ to highlight Network Test, then press ENTER.
  6. The MAC address needed to register your Samsung Smart TV will be listed as either Ethernet Address or Wireless MAC Address at the top of the screen.

To locate your Sharp Smart TV wireless MAC address you will have to navigate to the Network settings.

To navigate to the Network Settings follow these instructions

  1. Press the Menu on the remote.
  2. Press ◀ or ▶ to highlight Initial Setup, then press Enter.
  3. Press ▲ or ▼ to select Internet Setup, then press Enter.
  4. Press ▲ or ▼ to select Network Setup, then press Enter.
  5. Press ▲ or ▼ to select Connection Type, then press Enter.
  6. Press ◀ or ▶ to highlight WIRELESS, then press Enter.
  7. Press ▲ or ▼ to select IP Setup, then press Enter.
  8. The MAC Address should be on the bottom of the page.

To locate your Sony Smart TV wireless MAC address you will have to navigate to the Network settings.

To navigate to the Network Settings follow these instructions

  1. Press the Home button.
  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.
  5. Click on Network Setup - Status and the MAC Address should be on the screen.

To find the MAC address for your Tivo: 

  1. Open the Tivo menu
  2. Select "Settings"
  3. Select "Phone/Network"

The MAC address should be listed on that screen along with the IP address.

To locate your Vizio Smart TV wireless MAC address you will have to navigate to the Network settings.

To navigate to the Network Settings follow these instructions

  1. Press Menu on the remote.
  2. Press ▲ or ▼ to highlight the Network, then press OK.
  3. The Network Connection menu displays.
  4. Press ▲ or ▼ to highlight Manual Setup, Then press OK. The IP Settings menu is displayed.
  5. At the bottom of the menu the RJ45 MAC addresses is displayed. 
Article number: 
105676
Last updated: 
September 13, 2016
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