Network: Find the MAC Address of a Device


How to find the MAC address of many common devices.



A MAC address is the unique identifier for a network device. This value is recorded when you register your device for the wired and wireless networks at UT. 


Windows 10

Taskbar method:

  1. Click the network icon on your Windows 10 taskbar, next to the clock. This icon will be for either Wi-Fi or Ethernet depending on how you're connected. 
  2. Click Properties on your connection. This will open your network's settings window.
  3. Scroll down to the Properties section. Your MAC address should be right next to the words "Physical address."

Command prompt method:

  1. Open the command prompt by searching Command Prompt in the Start Menu search or taskbar.
  2. Type ipconfig /all and press Enter. This will display your network configuration. 
  3. Find your adapter's physical address. Scroll down to your network adapter and look for the values next to "Physical Address," which is your MAC address.


  1. Click the Apple icon located at the top left corner of the screen.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Select Network.
  4. Select the appropriate connection type on the left, Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
  5. Click Advanced located in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  6. The MAC address will be labeled as “Wi-Fi Address” or “Airport Address.”

Apple iOS

  1. Select Settings from the home screen.
  2. Select General
  3. Select About
  4. Your MAC address will be listed under Wi-Fi Address


Some Android devices differ depending on the manufacturer and which version of Android is running, but in general the MAC address can be found by the following method:

  1. Select Settings from the applications menu
  2. Near the bottom of the settings menu, select About Device
  3. Select Status
  4. The MAC address will be listed under Wi-Fi MAC Address

Xbox One

  1. From the main Xbox One homepage, select My Games & Apps
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Network
  4. Select Advanced Settings
  5. Your Wired MAC address will be listed on the right

Playstation 4

  1. Select Settings
  2. Select System
  3. Select System Information
  4. Your MAC address will be listed next to MAC address (LAN Cable)

Nintendo Switch

  1. Select System Settings from the HOME Menu.
  2. Scroll down through the menu and select Internet
  3. The Nintendo Switch console's MAC address will be listed under System MAC Address

Nintendo 3DSXL, 3DS, 2DS

  1. Select System Settings
  2. Select Internet Settings
  3. Select Other Information
  4. Select Confirm MAC address

Kindle Fire

  1. From the Home screen, select the gear icon
  2. Select More +
  3. Select Device
  4. Your MAC address will be listed under Wi-Fi MAC Address

Kindle Paperwhite / First Generation

  1. From the home screen, select Menu
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Menu
  4. Select Device Info
  5. Your MAC address will be listed under Wi-Fi MAC Address

Apple TV

  1. Select Settings
  2. Select About
  3. Your MAC address will be listed next to Ethernet ID
  1. You can also find your MAC address on the UPC label of your Apple TV labeled as Ethernet ID


  1. From the Home screen, press Up to show the menu bar
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Player Info
  4. Your MAC address will be listed

Google Home

  1. Turn on the Google Home.
  2. Open the Google Home App on your tablet or phone.
  3. Choose the Google Home Mini from the list of nearby devices. Select Set Up.
  4. When asked about your Wi-Fi info, tap on the three dots in the top-right corner of your screen.
  5. You should see the MAC address of your Google Home Mini in the window that pops up.

Amazon Echo & Alexa Devices

  1. Open the Alexa app on your tablet or phone. 
  2. Select Devices at the bottom of the screen. 
  3. Select Echo & Alexa in the upper-left of the screen.
  4. Select the Echo device you want to register.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page to the About menu. (You may have to click the gear icon first.)
  6. The MAC address will be listed on the About page.



Article ID: 118247
Tue 10/13/20 3:07 PM
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