How do I identify the gaming device's MAC address so I can register on a secure network?

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Product and Software: This article applies to all ECS product and software versions.

This solution tells you how to find the media access control (MAC) address for these gaming devices:

  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Nintendo DS
  • GameCube
  • Sony PlayStation 3
  • Sony PlayStation 2
  • PSP
  • TiVo
  • ReplayTV (Digital Networks, SONICBlue)

If your device is not listed above, you may find instructions here:

Xbox 360
1) Go to the System area of the Xbox Dashboard.

2) Select Network Settings.

3) Select Edit Settings.

4) Select Additional Settings.

5) Select Advanced Settings.

At the bottom of this screen, below Wired MAC Address, you'll see the MAC address.

1) Turn on your Xbox console with no game disc in the disc tray.

2) From the Xbox Dashboard, select Settings.

3) From the Settings screen, select Network Settings.

The MAC address is the 12-digit number at the bottom-right corner of the Network Settings screen.

Nintendo Wii
1) From the Wii Channel menu, select Wii Settings (the round button on the bottom-left of the screen with "Wii" on it).

2) Select Internet > Console Settings.

The MAC address appears on the first line.

Nintendo DS
You will need a WiFi-enabled game for the Nintendo DS.

Instructions from the official Nintendo WiFi website:

The MAC address of the Nintendo DS can be found by going to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Setup in the game's menu. Select "Options," then "System Information." The MAC address is displayed on the top line. If you are playing a local wireless game with friends, you should not need to have your MAC address added to ResNet's list of gaming consoles.

1) Unplug the GameCube and flip it over.

2) Remove the broadband adapter from the bottom of the GameCube.

3) Flip the adapter over.

The adapter MAC address is printed on the underside of adapter.

Sony PlayStation 3
1) Go 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 System Information.

6) Press the X button.

The MAC address, system software version, current IP address, and remaining hard disk capacity appears.

Sony PlayStation 2
You will need:

  • The Network Adaptor connected to the PS2
  • The disc that came with the Network Adaptor

1) Power up the PlayStation 2 and load the Network Adaptor Startup Disc.

2) Select ISP Setup and press X on your controller.

3) As ISP Setup loads, you will see a license agreement. To continue, select Agree and press X.

4) For connection type, select 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, select Automatic.

You will see the MAC address at the bottom of the screen.

1) Go to System Settings > System Information.

2) Find the MAC address.

If your network adapter is compatible with the DVR, a media access control (MAC) address (an identifier unique to the network adapter you purchased) will be visible on the Phone & Network screen after you have completed Guided Setup. To check:

1) Press the TiVo button. The TiVO Central page appears. If you don't see it, press the TiVo button again.

2) Select Messages & Settings > Settings > Phone & Network.

3) Find the MAC address on the top, right-hand side of the Phone & Network screen.

ReplayTV (Digital Networks, SONICBlue)
1) Go to the DOS or Command prompt on your PC.

2) Type:

ping <ReplayTV's IP address>

3) Press Enter.

4) Type:

arp -a

5) Press Enter.

You will see a list of hardware addresses and associated IP addresses.

6) Look for the hardware address associated with ReplayTV's IP address.


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