How to Find MAC Addresses for Streaming Devices

Students living in Residence Halls are able to connect Smart TVs, Rokus, Gaming Systems, and a variety of other devices to the MSU HomeDevice Wi-Fi network for Internet access. This guide shows how to find the MAC (Media Access Control) address for common types of devices to register it on the MSU HomeDevice network.

Please Note: Due to the large number of Internet connected devices, ResNet is unable to provide a list of how to find the MAC address for every device. If your device is unlisted, we recommend looking up the device, or contacting the device manufacturer. If you need assistance with this, please contact ResNet.

Finding the MAC Address on TV Streaming Devices

Roku / Roku TVs

  1. Go to the Roku Home screen
  2. Select Settings and press OK
  3. Select System and press OK
  4. Select About and press OK
  5. The wireless MAC address is listed next to Wireless MAC address

Fire TV Stick and Amazon Fire TVs

  1. Go to the Fire Stick Main Menu
  2. Select Settings and press OK
  3. Select System and press OK
  4. Select About and press OK
  5. The wireless MAC address is located under the MAC Address (Wi-Fi) heading

Apple TV

  1. Go to the Apple TV Main Menu
  2. Select Settings and press OK
  3. Select General and select About
  4. The wireless MAC address is listed next to Wi-Fi Address

Finding the MAC Address on Common Gaming Systems

PlayStation 4

  1. Navigate to the Settings icon
  2. Select System
  3. Select System Information
  4. The wireless MAC address is listed next to MAC Address (Wi-Fi)

PlayStation 5

  1. Navigate to the Settings icon located in the upper right hand corner
  2. Select System
  3. Select Console Information
  4. The wireless MAC address is listed next to MAC Address (Wi-Fi)

Xbox One

  1. Navigate to the Settings
  2. Select All Settings
  3. Select Network and then select Network Settings
  4. The wireless MAC address is listed next to Wireless MAC

Nintendo Switch

  1. Select System Settings from the Home Screen
  2. Scroll down and select Internet
  3. The wireless MAC address is listed next to System MAC Address

Finding the MAC Address on Smart Home Devices

Amazon Echo

  1. On the Amazon Alexa app, click on Devices
  2. Find your Amazon Echo and click on your Echo product
  3. Click the Settings icon in the top left
  4. Scroll down to About
  5. The wireless MAC address will be listed under MAC Address

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Article ID: 137307
Created
Thu 12/16/21 3:10 PM
Modified
Thu 1/13/22 3:48 PM