How to Find MAC Addresses for Common Gaming Consoles and Mac and Windows Devices

Some devices may require Open NAT (port forwarding) to function properly. We will need the device's MAC address for all port forwarding requests.
The MAC Address is the device-specific address that we use to identify the device and grant it appropriate network permissions, permitting us to control access and make the network more secure. MAC Addresses have the format of twelve hexadecimal characters and should look similar to this: 00:0D:0A:1H:3G:5C (sometimes a dash is used as a separator instead of a colon)

For instructions on how to submit a Open NAT Request please see Open NAT / Firewall Port Request

Please Note: Gaming devices should connect to BSU_Gadgets or BSU_GameConsoles

For instructions on finding MAC addresses for devices such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod see How to Find MAC Address for IoT Devices (Personal Assistants)

For instructions on finding MAC addresses for devices such as Roku, Fire TV, or other Smart Streaming Devices see: How to Find MAC Address for Smart TVs and

Streaming Devices (Non IoT)

Nintendo Devices

Nintendo DS

To locate the MAC Address from a Nintendo DS, you must first insert a Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection compatible game and access the WFC Setup Utility. Please note that the exact steps to access the setup utility varies by game. However, the setup utility is a standard menu, included with all WFC-compatible games.

After accessing the utility, tap Options, then System Information

The MAC Address and Nintendo WFC ID will be listed on the screen. Unless the game player has successfully connected with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the WFC ID will be blank.

Nintendo 3DS and Switch 

To locate the MAC Address of your 3DS:

  1. From the Home menu, highlight and select the System Settings Icon.
  2. Select Internet Settings.
  3. Tap Other Information.
  4. Tap Confirm MAC Address. Your system's MAC Address will be displayed on the screen.

Wii U

To locate the MAC Address of your Wii U console:

  1. From the Wii U Menu, select System Settings.
  2. Using the Left Stick select the Internet icon and press the A Button.
  3. Select View MAC Address and wait a moment for the MAC Address to be displayed.

Sony Consoles

Playstation 3

To locate the MAC Address of your Playstation 3 console:

  1. From the main menu, select Settings.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select System Information.
  4. The MAC Address will then be displayed on the screen.

Playstation 4

To locate the MAC Address of your Playstation 4 console:

  1. Arrow up and over to Settings in the PS4 menu.
  2. Scroll down to Network
  3. Scroll down to View Connection Status
  4. The MAC Address will be listed next to MAC Address

PSP

To locate the MAC Address of your PlayStation Portable (PSP):

  1. Navigate to System Settings
  2. Then navigate to System Information, which is where the MAC Address is listed.

Microsoft Consoles - Xbox

Xbox 360

To locate the MAC Address of your Xbox One console:

  1. Navigate to My Xbox on the Xbox Dashboard.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select Network Settings.
  4. Select Configure Network.
  5. Under Basic Settings check to make sure IP Settings is set to Automatic.
  6. Go to Additional Settings.
  7. Select Advanced Settings.
  8. The MAC Addresses for the wired and wireless adapters should be displayed.

Xbox One

To locate the MAC Address of your Xbox One console:

  1. Navigate to My Games and Apps
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Network.
  4. Select Advanced Settings.
  5. The MAC Addresses for the wired and wireless adapters should be displayed. 

Windows Computers

Using Command Prompt

  1. Press the WIN+R keys together. The Run Dialog will open
  2. In the Open field type CMD and click OK
  3. Command Prompt will open. Type ipconfig/all in the first line
  4. The Windows IP Configuration Program will run and generate a list of the settings for your computer. Scroll down and find the Phycical Address line. The MAC Address will be listed there. 

Apple macOS

  1. Select System Preferences from the Apple Menu at the top left of the screen 
  2. Click Network from System Preferences menu. The Network screen will open
  3. Choose either Wi-Fi or Ethernet from the list of interfaces on the left side of the Network Screen depending on how you are connected. 
  4. Click Advanced
  5. Click Hardware from the options at the top of the Advanced Network Overlay. The MAC address will display there. 
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