HOW TO FIND THE MAC ADDRESS

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Please follow the instruction below to find the MAC address of your game console.

Nintendo DS

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.

Nintendo 3DS

  1. On your 3DS go to "System Settings".
  2. Select "Internet Settings", then "Console Information.", then "Confirm MAC Address".

Nintendo Wii

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

Nintendo Wii U

  1. When at the Wii Menu screen, click the Wii icon in the lower left corner.
  2. Select "Wii Settings".
  3. Click the arrow on the right side of the screen to advance to the next page of settings.
  4. Select "Internet".
  5. Select "Console Information".
  6. The MAC Address for your console will be displayed. After you have written down the address, repeatedly select Back to return to the Wii Menu screen.

PlayStation2

To find the MAC address of your Sony PlayStation 2 you will need the Network Adaptor connected to the PS2 and you will need the disc that came with the Network Adaptor. Then follow these steps:

  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 the ODU Computer Helpdesk's preferred way of finding the MAC.

PlayStation3

  1. Navigate to the Settings icon (located on the far left).
  2. Press the "X" button.
  3. Navigate up/down until you see the System Settings icon.
  4. Press the "X" button.
  5. Scroll up/down until you see the System Information.
  6. Press the "X" button.

The MAC address will be displayed as well as the system software version, current IP address, and remaining hard disk capacity.

PSP

To find the MAC address of your PlayStation Portable (PSP):

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

PS Vita

  1. From the Vita Home Screen, tap the "Image Settings" application and then tap "Start".
  2. Swipe up on the screen to scroll down to the "System" option, and then tap the "System" option.
  3. Tap the "System Information" option.
  4. Your MAC address is the combination of letters and numbers to the right of the MAC address heading.

XBox

To find the MAC address of your PlayStation Portable (PSP):

  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 360

To locate the MAC address of your Xbox 360 console:

  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.
  4. At the bottom of this screen you'll see a heading called Wired MAC Address.

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