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Finding Your Wireless MAC Address
Media access control address (MAC address) details
- A MAC address contains 12 characters, with digits from 0 to 9, and letters from A to F.
- The letters may be either upper or lower case. Sometimes each pair of characters is separated by a colon, dash or a space. Sometimes there is no space at all.
- For an external wireless card, check the card to see if the MAC address is recorded on a label.
- If your computer has an internal wireless card, you'll have to use the operating system to find the MAC address.
Windows 7, 8, and 10
- Click on the Windows Logo in the bottom left corner.
- In the search box, type cmd and press enter
- In the command prompt, type getmac and press enter/return.
- The Physical Address will be your MAC address.
Mac OSX (10.9.x and above)
- Click on the Apple Menu, and choose the System Preferences menu item.
- Click on Network.
- Click on Wi-Fi.
- Click the Advanced button.
- Find the Wi-Fi Address, this is your wireless MAC address.
- In a terminal window type ifconfig and return.
- You'll see a list of interfaces. Your wireless interface will likely be named wlan0 or wifi0. The wireless MAC address will be in the field labeled HWaddr.
- You can also use iwconfig to find your wireless MAC address if you have it installed.
- Go to Settings
- Select "General"
- Select "About"
- The MAC address is listed as Wi-Fi address.
- Press the Menu key and select Settings.
- Select Wireless & networks or About Device.
- Select Wi-Fi Settings or Hardware Info.
- Press the Menu key again and choose Advanced. Your device's wireless adapter's MAC address should be visible here.
- On the Apple TV main menu, select Settings
- In the Settings Menu, select About
- The Apple TV's MAC Address will be listed as either the Wireless ID or Ethernet ID
Game console or Entertainment device
The MAC address is often printed on a label attached to the device, or printed on the box it came in. Otherwise, you can check the manual or find this information in the Settings or Preferences menus.