How to Find Your MAC Address

How to Find Your Ethernet (MAC) Address

In order to use your Mac or Windows device on the residence halls' or University Village's wired network, you will first need to register your device. This will require entering your media access control (MAC) address. Follow the steps below or contact the Student Helpdesk for assistance.

Mac OS X

1. On the top right of your screen, click on the Wi-Fi icon and select Open Network Preferences.

2. Select Ethernet from the left list and then click the Advanced button. 

3. In the Advanced options pop-up, click the Hardware section. There you will find your 12-digit ethernet address.

Windows 10

1. Open the command prompt: right click on the start button and click “command prompt”

2. Type "ipconfig /all" into the command prompt and hit enter:

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.

Windows 8

1. Open the Start menu and type "cmd". Press enter to run the cmd program.

2. Type "ipconfig /all" into the black screen that appears.

3. Scroll until you see the section Ethernet adapter Ethernet. The 12-digit long address next to Physical Address is your device's ethernet address.

How to Find Your Game Console MAC Address

This article will explain how to register your console with the campus network so you can enjoy online gaming. Take these simple steps to connect your console to the campus network:

  1. Ensure the settings on the console are configured to work with our network.
  2. Register the device online.
  3. Log in to
  4. Click on Add New Device.
  5. To register, you will need to enter the MAC address of your console.
  6. Step by step instructions for finding your MAC address are listed below.


  1. Remove the Broadband adapter from the Gamecube.
  2. The MAC address is printed on the underside of the adapter.

PlayStation 3

  1. Power up the PS3 without a disk.
  2. From the home screen, select Settings  Network Settings
  3. When the Network Settings list appears, select Settings and Connection Status List.
  4. Scroll down the page and record the MAC address.

PlayStation 4

  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.

Wii and Wii U

  1. On the Wii Channel menu, select the round Wii button on the bottom left of the screen (the Wii Options button).
  2. Select Wii Settings  scroll over a page and select Internet  Console Information or View MAC Address.
  3. The first line will be the MAC address.

Xbox 360

  1. At the Xbox dashboard, go to the Systems area.
  2. Under System Settings, select Network Settings  Configure Network.
  3. Make sure that under Basic Settings the IP address is set to automatic.
  4. Then select Additional Settings  Advanced Settings
  5. At the bottom of the screen, record the Wired MAC Address.

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.

Need help finding your MAC address? Contact us!