Finding MAC addresses
Short for media access control address, a MAC address is a unique combination of six pairs of hexadecimal numbers separated by either dashes or colons with the purpose of identifying your device over a network such as the internet. For example, a MAC address may look like 41-C9-AC-C2-D0-06 or FD:6D:43:3B:F0:E8.
How do I find the MAC address (Device ID)?
The examples below are for illustrative purposes only. Depending on your device you may have to go on the manufacturer’s website or consult the manual to locate the MAC address. On some devices the MAC address is also printed on the back of the device next to the serial number.
Blu-Ray Players & Smart TVs
- Samsung: Home Menu > Setup > Network Setup > Network Connection Test (http://www.samsung.com/us/)
- LG: Home Menu > Setup > Network > Status (http://www.lg.com/us)
- Panasonic: Home Menu > Setup > Network (http://shop.panasonic.com/)
Media Streaming Devices
Most media streaming devices have the mac address printed on the device itself. If the MAC address sticker is missing follow the instructions below.
- Roku – Settings > About
- Amazon Fire Stick: From the home screen, scroll to Settings > System -> About > Network
- Apple TV – Main menu > Settings > Wireless ID
- Download the Amazon Alexa app to your phone or computer and sign in with your Amazon account.
- Connect to the wireless network transmitted by your Echo device.
- The wireless MAC address for your Echo can be found at the bottom of the Echo Setup screen in the Alexa app.
Nook & Kindle
- Nook: Tap Nav. Arrow > Settings > Device Info > “About your Nook”
- Kindle: Go to Menu > Settings > Menu > Device Info
- Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX: Tap Settings > Device
- Playstation 4: Settings > System Settings > System Information
- Xbox One: Settings > Network > Advanced Settings > Wireless MAC address
- Xbox 360: System > Network Settings > Configure Network > Additional Settings > Advanced Settings