Finding network device MAC Addresses

  • If your device is not listed here, check the manufacturer's documentation.

    PlayStation 2

    To find the MAC (media access control) address of your Sony PlayStation®2, you will need the network adapter to be connected to the PS2 and you will need the disk that came with the network adapter. Then follow these steps:

    1. Power up the PlayStation®2 and load the network adapter start-up disk.
    2. Once it has loaded, select “ISP Setup” and press “X” on your controller.
    3. The ISP Setup will begin to load and you will be presented with a license agreement. Select “Agree” and press “X” to continue.
    4. For connection type, choose “Local Area Network (LAN)” and press “X” to continue.
    5. Select “Automatic Configuration” and press “X” to continue.
    6. At the connection test screen, select “Advanced” and press “X” to continue.
    7. At the “Advanced Broadband Settings” screen, make sure “Automatic” is selected. While you are at this screen, make note of the MAC address at the bottom.

    If those instructions don’t work, try these from the Sony website.

    To obtain the MAC address of the network adapter using the on-line start-up disk, try the following:

    Original Version (no version number): 

    1. Run the start-up disk.
    2. When the connection testing fails, press the “Select” button on the DUALSHOCK®2 analog controller for help, and the MAC address will be displayed in a “Help” prompt.

    Versions 2.x and 3.x: 

    1. Run the start-up disk.
    2. Select “Advanced” from the main menu, then select “Network Tools.” 
    3. Run the “Connection Test.” 
    4. If the connection is unsuccessful, press the TRIANGLE button on the DUALSHOCK®2 analog controller, then press the “X” button. The MAC address will appear on the next screen.

    Version 4.0: 

    1. With the version 4.0 on-line start-up disk, you must have a broadband network configuration already created on the memory card (8MB) (for PlayStation®2) before you can view the MAC address.
    2. From the main menu (after accepting the user agreement), select “Create/Edit Your Network Setting,” and press the “X” button on the DUALSHOCK®2 analog controller.
    3. Select a network configuration profile, and press the “X” button. The MAC address will appear in the text box on the next screen.

    PlayStation 3

    From the PS3 main menu screen, follow these steps:

    1. Navigate to the “Settings” icon (on the far left).
    2. Press the “X” button.
    3. Navigate up/down until you see the “System Settings” icon.
    4. Press the “X” button.
    5. Scroll up/down until you see “System Information.”
    6. Press the “X” button.


    To get the MAC address, follow these steps:

    1. Turn on your Xbox console with no game disk in the disk tray.
    2. From the Xbox dashboard, choose “Xbox Live.” 
    3. From the “Connect Status” screen, select “Settings.” 
    4. The MAC address is the twelve-digit number at the bottom-right corner of the “Network Settings” screen.

    To get the IP address:

    1. Turn on your Xbox console with no game disk in the disk tray.
    2. The Xbox dashboard should list your current ip address in the dashboard.


    To get the MAC address, follow these steps:

    1. Go to the “System” area of the Xbox dashboard and select “Network Settings.” 
    2. Select “Edit Settings.” 
    3. From “Additional Settings,” select “Advanced Settings.” 
    4. At the bottom of this screen you'll see a heading called “Wired MAC Address.” 


    To get the MAC address, try this:

    Remove the network adapter from the GameCube. Printed on the underside of the GameCube will be the MAC address of the adapter. It is a string of twelve letters and numbers. Copy this down and replace the adapter.

    Nintendo Wii

    Note: Game machines can only work on the campus wired connections. If your Wii has an external wired Ethernet controller, follow the manufacturer’s instructions in order to get the MAC address.


    1. From the Home screen, press Up to make the Menu Bar appear.
    2. Select Settings.
    3. Select Player Info.
    4. The MAC Address will be listed on the screen. It’s also listed on the back of the box itself.


    1. Open the Tivo menu
    2. Select Settings
    3. Select Phone/Network
    4. The MAC address should be listed on that screen along with the IP address.