How to find your MAC address

Media Access Control (MAC) address is a unique, twelve-digit, hexadecimal address specific to a network card on a device. Devices capable of wired and wireless connection will have a MAC address for each.

If you want to access UGA's wired network, you will need to locate your device's wired MAC Address for registration. You may find the address labeled as MAC Address, Ethernet or Wireless Address/ID, Physical Address, or RJ-45 Address.

Below are instructions for finding a MAC address, based on your device. 

Xbox One/Xbox Series X/S

  • Open the Settings Menu
  • Select Network
  • Select Advanced
  • The MAC Address will be listed as Wired MAC

Playstation 4/Playstation 5

  • In the Home menu, go to Settings
  • Scroll down and select Network
  • Select View Connection Status
  • The MAC Address will be listed as MAC Address (LAN Cable)

Nintendo Switch

You must have the Nintendo Ethernet dongle for the Nintendo Switch to connect it to the wired network. Generic dongles may not work.

  • Select System Settings from the Home Menu.
  • Scroll down through the menu and select Internet
  • The Nintendo Switch console's MAC address will be listed under System MAC Address.


The MAC address may be displayed on the Roku device. If it is not, follow these steps:

  • From the Roku Home screen, press Up to make the Menu Bar appear
  • Select Settings
  • Select Player Info

There is a known issue with some Rokus where you cannot view anything without first connecting to the Internet. If this is the case:

  • Press Home 5 times. Press fast-forward (>>) 3 times. Press Rewind (<<) 2 times.
  • This should take you to a page displaying the MAC address and the IP address. This will also give you an option to update software. Update the software and your Roku should work.

Smart TV

The name and location of the MAC address for your smart TV will depend on your TV model.

For a specific guide for your television, Google your TV manufacturer and model number along with MAC Address. Generally, you will be able to find it up with the following instructions:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Go to Network Settings.
  • Look for Network Status/ Configure Network
  • The MAC address may be listed as MAC Address, Ethernet Address/ID, Physical Address, or RJ-45 Address.


  • Click the Apple icon in the upper left hand corner of the screen and then choose System Settings.
  • Click Network.
  • Select your Ethernet connection.
  • Click Details
  • Click Hardware.
  • Your wired MAC address is the first thing in the list.


  • Click the Start button
  • Search cmd in the search bar. This will bring up a Command window.
  • Click the black box
  • Type ipconfig /all
  • Scroll until you see Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection
  • Look for Physical Address. That is the wired MAC address.

Apple TV

  • Go to Settings.
  • Go to About.
  • The MAC address is listed under Ethernet ID.
  • If you have an Apple TV box, the Ethernet ID is listed on the back, under the UPC.
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Mon 3/27/23 8:57 AM
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