Finding the MAC Address for Gaming Devices

In order to use a gaming device on the ResNet Network, you need to find your device's MAC AddressOnce you have your MAC Address, click the link below to register your device.

(this link will only work on campus)

XBox 360-NXE

  1. Scroll Down (if necessary) to "My Xbox"
  2. Go all the way to the right and select "System Settings"
  3. On the new screen, select "Network Settings"
  4. Select "Configure Network"
  5. Under "Basic Settings" check to make sure "IP Settings" is on "Automatic"
  6. Go right to select the "Additional Settings" Tab
  7. Go down and select the second item "Advanced Settings"
  8. Towards the bottom of the screen you should see "Wired MAC Address." The MAC Address is the number below this.

XBox 360

  1. Go right to reach the System "blade" of the Dashboard
  2. Select "Network Settings"
  3. Select "Edit Settings"
  4. Under "Basic Settings" check to make sure "IP Settings" is on "Automatic"
  5. Go right to get to the "Additional Settings" Tab
  6. Go down to select "Advanced Settings"
  7. Toward the bottom of the screen you should see "Wired MAC Adress". the MAC Address should appear below this.


  1. Turn on your XBox console with no game disc in the disc tray.
  2. From the XBox Dashboard, choose XBox Live.
    These steps assume you cannot connect to XBox Live until you finish configuring your XBox console to use your PC's MAC address. Therefore, you should receive the following message: "Could not connect to XBox Live. Do you want to troubleshoot your network connection?".
  3. From the Connect Status screen, select Settings. The 12-digit number at the bottom-right corner of the Network Settings screens is the MAC address of your XBox console. Do not change your XBox console MAC address, just write it down and call us.

XBox One

  1. Go to the left of the screen where the icons are.
  2. Go down to the "Settings" icon (the gear towards the bottom).
  3. Select "All settings".
  4. Scroll down to "Network" and select "Network Settings".
  5. Go down to "Advanced Settings" and select it.
  6. Towards the right of the screen you will see Wired MAC and Wireless MAC.  Note that the MAC addresses are different.  Wired MAC is your MAC address for a wired connection using an Ethernet cable.  Wireless MAC is for a wireless connection via FREDmedia.

PlayStation 4

  1. Enter the "Settings" menu.
  2. Scroll down and select "Network".
  3. Go down and select "View Connection Status".
  4. Scroll down until you see MAC address (LAN Cable) and MAC address (Wi-Fi). Note that these MAC addresses are different.  MAC address (LAN Cable) is for a wired connection and MAC address (Wi-Fi) is for a wireless connection.

PlayStation 3 (NOT compatible with the Fredonia wireless network)

  1. Power up the PlayStation 3 without any disc in the drive.
  2. Once the PlayStation 3 operating system has loaded, select "Settings," then "Network Settings."
  3. Select "Settings and Connection Status List" from the "Network Settings" menu.
  4. The physical address will be listed under "MAC Address."

PlayStation 2

  1. Power up the PlayStation 2 and load the Network Adaptor Startup Disc.
  2. Once it has loaded, select "ISP Setup" and press X on your controller.
  3. The ISP Setup will begin to load, and you will be presented with a license agreement. Select Agree and press X to continue.
  4. For connection type, choose "Local Area Network (LAN)" and press X to continue.
  5. Select "Automatic Configuration" and press X to continue.
  6. At the connection test screen, select "Advanced" and press X to continue.
  7. At the "Advanced Broadband Settings" screen, make sure "Automatic" is selected. While you are at this screen, make note of the MAC address at the bottom.

Some of the PS2 games also have the ability to list your MAC address, but the above steps are ResNet's preferred way of finding the MAC.


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

Wii (NOT compatible with Fredonia wireless network)

  1. From the Wii Channel menu, select "Wii Settings". (the round button in the bottom-left of the screen with "Wii" on it)
  2. Select "Internet", then "Console Settings".
  3. The MAC address of the Wii will be displayed on the first line.

Wii U

  1. Locate the System Settings application and select it.
  2. If necessary, scroll over to the Internet settings and select that.
  3. Scroll down and select "View MAC Address"
  4. The MAC address will appear in the middle of the screen.

Nintendo Switch

  1. Navigate to System Settings
  2. Locate Internet Settings on the left hand side
  3. Underneath the connection status you will find the MAC address labeled "System MAC address."


  1. Remove the GameCube's broadband adapter from the console.
  2. Printed on the underside of the adapter is a MAC address.

Nintendo DS (NOT compatible with the Fredonia wireless network)

To obtain 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.


  1. Open the Tivo menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Phone/Network.

The MAC address will be listed on that screen along with the IP address.

Amazon Echo

  1. Download the Amazon Alexa app to your phone or computer and sign in with your Amazon account.
  2. Connect to the wireless network transmitted by your Echo device.
  3. The wireless MAC address for your Echo can be found at the bottom of the Echo Setup screen in the Alexa app.

Google Home

  1. Download and open the Google Home app on your phone.
  2. You should see your Google Home listed. Select it then press Set Up.
  3. Accept the prompt allowing your phone to connect to your Google Home.
  4. Answer the set up questions listed.
  5. Enter the location of your Google Home and select Continue
  6. The wireless MAC address will be listed at the bottom right corner of the screen.


  1. From the Roku home screen, select "Settings",  then "Player Info."
  2. The wired MAC address is listed next to Ethernet MAC address. The wireless MAC address is listed next to Wireless MAC address.

Apple TV

For Wireless MAC address:

  1. Plug in your Apple TV and follow the set up until you reach the step to connect to a network.
  2. Select FREDmedia and attempt to connect. This will fail, which is normal.
  3. The wireless MAC address should now be displayed on the Apple TV's screen.

For Wired MAC addresses:

  1. Connect your Apple TV to a Ethernet port.
  2. On the Apple TV, navigate to Settings > General > Network. Record the MAC address listed.

Amazon Fire TV

  1. If this is the first time using this Fire TV device, the wireless MAC address will appear in the list of wireless networks during setup at the far-right of the list. If this Fire TV stick has been used in the past, navigate to Settings > System > About > Network.
  2. The wireless MAC address will be listed at this screen.


  1. From the Oculus menu, click the settings icon on the bottom right of the dashboard.
  2. Navigate to the About tab and scroll down until you see the MAC Address.

If you experience problems with registering your gaming device on your own, please contact the ResNet Office or fill out a Tracker Online Ticket

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