Finding Your MAC Address

A MAC address, also known as a media access control address, is a unique identifying set of numbers that allows a network to communicate with your device. At Robert Morris University, we require you to enter the MAC address for your device in order to register on our network. Below, you'll find different guides to aid you in finding the MAC address for your device.

Please select a device or operating system you are using:

Apple Mac OS X

OS X:

  1. Click the Apple Menu and select "System Preferences".
  2. Under "Internet & Wireless", select "Network".
    • If Network Preferences is locked, click on the lock icon in the lower left, and enter the Admin password to make further changes.
  3. Choose the correct network interface, and click "Advanced". The MAC address is shown at the bottom

Command-line:

  1. Open the Terminal (Command+Space, start typing "terminal")
  2. Type "iconfig" and press enter.
  3. Locate the correct network adapter. The MAC address should be labeled as "ether".

 

Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10

Windows XP:

  1. Open "Network connections" (right-click the network icon in the taskbar, or go through the Control Panel).
  2. Right-click the network interface, and click "Status".
  3. Click the "Support" tab, and click "Details". The MAC address is labeled as "Physical Address".

Windows Vista/7/8:

  1. Open the "Network and Sharing Center" (right-click the network icon in the task bar, or go through the Control Panel).
  2. Click "Change adapter settings" on the left side.
  3. Double-click on the network interface, and click "Details". The MAC address is labeled as "Physical address".

Windows 10:

  1. Search "View Network Connections" in the taskbar and select "View Network Connections".
  2. Right-click on your network connection and select "status".
  3. Click the "Details" button. In the box that appears, locate your MAC Address labeled as "Physical Address".

Command-line:

  1. Run command prompt (Windows+R, type "cmd")
  2. Type "ipconfig /all" and press enter
  3. Locate the correct network adapter. The MAC address is labeled as "Physical Address".

 

Mobile OS (Android, Apple iOS, Google Pixel)

Apple iOS

  • On the home screen, open Settings -> Genereal -> About
  • The MAC address will be listed under "Wi-Fi Address"

Android

  • From the home screen, open Settings -> About Phone -> Status
  • The MAC address will be listed under "Wi-Fi MAC address"

Google Pixel

  • From the Home screen, touch the screen and swipe upwards to show all applications.
  • Next open the Settings and go to System
  • From System go to About Phone, and the Mac Address is listed as Wi-Fi MAC Adress

 

Other Systems (Chromebook, Kindle, Apple TV, Roku Media Player, Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick)

Google Chromebook

  • Click the network icon in the lower-right corner of the screen.
  • Select your network status from the menu that appears.
  • In the network menu that appears, click the “i” icon in the lower-right corner.
  • Your device's MAC address is listed in the message that appears (e.g. 00:25:D3:39:EC:66).

Amazon Kindle

  • From the home screen, press Menu.
  • Select Settings.
  • The Wi-Fi MAC Adress is located toward the bottom of the screen in the "Device Info" section.

Apple TV

  • From the main menu, select Settings, select General, and select About ( on older Apple TVs, just select Settings and About). The MAC Address is labeled as "Wireless ID".
  • Alternatively, the MAC Address for both weird and wireless can be located on the bottom of the Apple TV box.

Roku Media Player

  • From the home screen, select Settings, and select About.
  • Alternatively, the MAC Address can be located on the bottom of the Roku player.

Chromecast

  • Open the Chromecast App on your computer.
  • Click on the Settings button that appears next to your Chromecast in the Application Window.
  • The MAC Address will be located at the bottom of the screen as MAC ID.

Amazon Fire Stick

  • From the Fire TV Stick's home screen, go to the Settings Menu.
  • Scroll to the right and select System.
  • The Wi-Fi MAC Address should be located in the Device Info section.

 

Video Game Consoles (Handheld)

Note: RMU's Wi-Fi network does NOT support any 802. 11b (wireless-B) devices. This includes the Nintendo Wii, original DS, DS Lite, and the Sony PlayStation Portable.

Sony PlayStation Vita

  • From the Vita Home Screen, go to Settings application and hit "Start".
  • Scroll down and tap the "System" option.
  • Tap the "System Information" option.

Nintendo 3DS/3DS XL

  • From the Nintendo 3DS Menu, select "System Settings".
  • Select "Internet Settings".
  • Select "Other Information".
  • Select "Confirm MAC Address".

 

Video Game Consoles

Note: RMU's Wi-Fi network does NOT support any 802. 11b (wireless-B) devices. This includes the Nintendo Wii, original DS, DS Lite, and the Sony PlayStation Portable.

PlayStation 4

  • From the Home Menu navigate to the Settings option.
  • Next, Select the System option.
  • Select System Information.
  • There you will have 2 MAC Addresses, one for a wired (LAN Cable) and one for a wireless connection (Wi-Fi) to the network.

Xbox One

  • Go to the Settings section in the Xbox Dashboard.
  • From the Settings menu, Select Network.
  • Next, Select Advanced Settings, and you should find the Wireless and Wired MAC Addresses.

Nintendo Switch

  • From the HOME Menu, select "System Settings".
  • Scroll down through the menu on the left and select Internet.
  • There you can find the System MAC Address.