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Find your device's MAC address

To register your device, you will first need to find its MAC address (similar to 06:CA:12:F3:BC:7A). Below are instructions for finding MAC addresses on the following devices:

This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of devices; rather, it includes those which are commonly used and widely available.

PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3

  1. Power up the device with no disc in the drive.
  2. When the main menu screen appears, select Settings.
  3. Select System Settings.
  4. Select System Information. Your MAC address will appear on this screen.

Xbox 360

  1. To access the Xbox Guide, press the Xbox Guide button on the Xbox 360 controller. The Guide button is silver, is in the center of the controller, and has a green X on it.
  2. Go all the way to the right and select Settings.
  3. Select System.
  4. On the new screen, select Network Settings.
  5. For the wired connection, make sure the Ethernet cable is plugged in, and then select Wired Network. For the wireless connection, select Wireless Network.
  6. Select Configure Network.
    The wired connection test attempt may fail, but it will still allow you to select Configure Network.
  7. Select the Additional Settings tab on the upper right, and then select Advanced Settings.
  8. The wired or wireless MAC address will be displayed.

Some of the above is adapted from How to find your Xbox 360 MAC address and How do I find the MAC address on my Xbox 360?

Xbox One

  • Normal method:
    1. Go to Settings. Select Network, then Network Settings, and then Advanced Settings.
    2. The wired and wireless MAC addresses will be displayed.
  • Out of the box/no day one patch
    • Method 1:
      1. Connect to IU Device Net.
      2. The connection will fail. Run a network test.
      3. The test will fail. Select the Network Settings option to retrieve the wired and wireless MAC addresses.
    • Method 2 (for newer models):
      1. Connect to IU Device Net.
      2. The connection will fail. Click Let's fix it.
      3. The Xbox will attempt to diagnose the problem, and then eventually give several options. Go to the manual setup option. The next screen will display several pieces of information, including both MAC addresses.
    If you have issues obtaining the MAC address via the above methods, you may want to try an alternate connection (e.g., using your phone as a hotspot) to get the day one patch.


To obtain your Switch's MAC address, see How to Find a Nintendo Switch Console's MAC Address.

Wii U

To obtain your Wii U's MAC address (wireless) or LAN adapter MAC address (wired) after plugging in the device, see How to Find the MAC Address.


To obtain your Wii's MAC address or LAN adapter MAC address after plugging in the device, see How to Find the MAC Address.

Early Wii consoles may not be able to connect to DeviceNet due to compatibility issues with their wireless cards. If your Wii cannot connect, you will need to use a Nintendo-compliant USB LAN (Ethernet) adapter.

Using a third-party Ethernet adapter

If you're using a third-party Ethernet adapter, the MAC Address may show up as all zeros. To find its MAC address, plug your Wii LAN adapter into a USB port on your computer; if you're using Windows, allow the drivers to install. Continue as follows:

Windows: See Find your Windows network adapter's MAC address.


  1. Open the Terminal program from the Applications > Utilities folder.
  2. Type ifconfig, and press Enter.
  3. Scroll up to "USB Ethernet Adapter". Next to "Physical Address", you will see an alphanumeric value that follows the format XX-XX-XX-XX-XX; write it down.

Register your device for a wired connection

To register your device for a wired connection, see Register your wired device on the IU network.

Register your device for a wireless connection

To connect your gaming console wirelessly, see About IU DeviceNet.

Gaming consoles cannot connect to WPA2 Enterprise, and therefore cannot authenticate to eduroam or IU Secure.

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Last modified on 2019-08-27 08:54:51.

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