Campus Technology Services

Taking Steps for the Future

 

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To find the ethernet MAC address of a device, follow the appropriate steps based on your operating system:

For computers running Windows XP/Vista/7

  1. Open a Command Prompt window by clicking the Start button, clicking Programs or All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Command Prompt.
  2. In the Command Prompt window type ipconfig /all.
  3. Locate the Physical Address line under the section that describes your network adapter. The ethernet MAC address is listed as six pairs of letters and numbers, separated by hyphens (-).

For Mac OS X computers (10.5 and higher)

  1. Go to the Apple Menu and choose System Preferences.
  2. Click on Network.
  3. Click on Ethernet.
  4. Click the Advanced button.
  5. Click the Ethernet or Hardware tab.
  6. The ethernet MAC address is listed as the set of numbers and/or letters next to "Ethernet ID" or "Hardware Address".

For Playstation 3 consoles

  1. On the main menu, select Settings.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select System Information. The ethernet MAC address will then be displayed on the screen.

For Xbox 360 consoles

  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. The ethernet MAC address will then be displayed on the bottom of the screen.