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Finding Your System's MAC Address

Your Mac address (short for Media Access Control address) is a hardware address that uniquely identifies each node on a network. In order to get your system online, we will need to know what your system's address is.

There are a few ways of doing this. Sometimes the device will say what it's address is on the physical network adapter, possibly on a sticker. However, on most newer systems the Hardware address is hidden inside the system settings of your console. Here are some instructions for some newer systems:

Nintendo Wii

  1. From the Wii channel menu, select Wii Options (the round button on the bottom-left of the screen with "Wii" on it).
  2. Select the Wii Settings button.
  3. Select the right arrow to enter the second page of settings.
  4. Select the Internet option.
  5. Select the Console Information option.
  6. The wireless MAC address is displayed on this screen.

Xbox 360

  1. From the XBox Dashboard, select System.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Edit Settings.
  4. Select Additional Settings.
  5. Select Advanced Settings.
  6. Select Wireless Information.
  7. The Wireless MAC should be displayed on screen.

Sony Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable (PSP)

  1. From the Main Menu, Select Settings.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select System Information.
  4. The Wireless MAC should be displayed on screen.

Nintendo DS

  1. Start a WiFi Compatible game.
  2. Select Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Setup from the game's menu.
  3. Select Options
  4. Select System Information
  5. The Wireless MAC should be displayed on screen.