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MAC Address

Your devices Network Adapter Address must be registered in order to receive network access. The Adapter Address is a unique number associated with your device's network adapter. It is also called a Physical Address, Hardware Address, Ethernet ID or MAC address on various systems. This MAC address should be registered in OSU_Secure or ResNet for better internet quality once you have followed the instructions to retrieve it.

Choose Your Device

Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10▸

Quick Method▸

  1. Press the Windows Key(windows alt)
  2. Type CMD (A search bar will automatically pop up)
  3. Run the 'Command Prompt' program
  4. Type in the command 'getmac'
  5. This will display each mac address. 

Alternative Method▸

  1. Open the Control Panel.

    Windows Vista & 7: Click Start then Control Panel 

    Windows 8: Right Click the Start Menu 

  2. Got to Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center from the next menu. 

  3. Click on the Wireless Connection you are connected to

  4. Go the Details in the Wifi Status window Here you will find your MAC/Hardware Address

Apple OS X▸

  1. Click the Apple (upper left corner).  Select System Preferences
  2. Select the Network control panel 

  3. Make sure you are viewing your Wireless Connection, and click Advanced

  4. Here you will find your Wireless MAC/Hardware Address


Not all Linux distributions are the same but most will have ifconfig installed. 

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.

Mobile Devices▸


On your android phone, the MAC address can be found under Settings -> Wifi -> Context menu (three dots) -> Advanced -> MAC address (should be visible from this screen).

icon wifi context advanced address

iOS X▸

On your iOS device, your MAC address can be found under Settings -> General -> About -> Wi-Fi- Address.

icon general about address

Table of Other Devices▸

Apple TV
  1. From the main menu, choose Settings
  2. Click About
  3. Look for the MAC address next to "Ethernet ID"
    Alternatively: you may find the MAC address printed on the UPC label on the Apple TV box
Blu-ray Players
  1. Press Home, Setup, and then Network
  2. Choose the Connection Status option
  3. The MAC address should be listed
Nintendo 3DS/XL
  1. Click System Settings
  2. Click Internet Settings
  3. Click Other Information
  4. Confirm Mac Address
Nintendo Wii
  1. Online services have been discontinued, but Netflix etc. should still work
    Start your Wii, without a disc
  2. Click the Wii button at the bottom of the start screen
  3. Click Wii Settings
  4. Go to the Next Set of settings, by selecting the arrow on the right
  5. Click Internet
  6. Select Console information
  7. The MAC Address will then come up on the next page
Nintendo Wii U
  1. Go to System Settings
  2. Tap on the Internet settings button
  3. Select the View MAC Address option
  4. You should now see your Wii U’s MAC address
PlayStation 3  
  1. Start the PlayStation 3 with no disc inserted
  2. Select the System Settings icon and push the "X" button
  3. Select System Information and push the "X" button
  4. The third line will be the MAC Address
PlayStation 4  
  1. From the main menu, select "Settings" (located on the upper right)
  2. Select "Network"
  3. Select "View Connection Status"
  4. Scroll down until the MAC addresses are visible
  1. From the Roku home screen, select Settings
  2. Then choose About
  3. The MAC address will appear on your screen
    Alternatively: you can find the MAC address on the bottom or back of your Roku.
Roku XD
  1. From the Roku home screen, select Settings
  2. Then select Player Info
Xbox 360
  1. From the Xbox Dashboard, go to My Xbox (select the Xbox logo on the controller)
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select System Settings
  4. Select Network Settings

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