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How to Find your MAC Address

Every Wi-Fi capable device includes a unique network identifier called a MAC Address. You will need this address to connect your device to the University Wi-Fi. We have included typical steps below for finding the MAC Address of many common devices. If your device is not listed, check your manufacturer's website.

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AnchorWi-Fi Printers

You only need to register your printer if you want to use it via Wi-Fi. If it is connected to your computer via USB cable, you don't need to register it. To find your printer's MAC address, one of the following steps normally will work:

  1. Check your printer’s manual.
  2. Print a configuration page (test page) from your printer.
  3. Refer to the label on the back of the printer.
  4. Refer to your printer manufacturer's web page.

AnchorSmart TVs

Samsung Smart TV

  1. Using the remote press Menu.
  2. Navigate to Network and press Enter.
  3. Navigate to Wired/Wireless (Depending on connection).
  4. Press Network Test (MAC address will now be listed).

Samsung support site

Sony Smart TV

  1. Press the Home button on Remote.
  2. Scroll to Settings, Press Enter.
  3. Scroll to Preferences, Press Enter.
  4. Scroll to Setup, Press Enter.
  5. Scroll to Network Setup, Press Enter.

Sony TV support site

Vizio D/E/M Series Smart TV

  1. Press Menu button.
  2. Navigate to Network, Press ok.
  3. Navigate to Manual Setup, Press ok.
  4. Wireless MAC Address will be visible near the bottom.

Vizio support site

Insignia Roku TV

  1. Press “Connect Now” from home screen, if not first time setup.
  2. Scroll through the list of wireless networks to “Scan again/Scan again to see all networks.”
  3. An info panel should appear showing the MAC address.

Insignia support site

AnchorSmart Speakers

Amazon Echo/Alexa

  1. From the Alexa app, click on gear icon at bottom.
  2. Select your device.
  3. Scroll to bottom of the page and view MAC Address.

Amazon Alexa support site

Google Home & Chromecast

  1. If your device has been used on a different Wi-Fi network in the past, perform a Factory Reset before continuing:
    • Google Home: Press and hold microphone mute for 15 sec.
    • Home Mini: Press and hold FDR button under power cord for 15 sec.
    • Chromecast: While powered on, hold button on side of device, wait for LED to turn from orange to white, then release button.
  2. Open the Google Home app.
  3. Follow setup instructions for your device.
  4. When you reach the "Connect to WiFi" step, tap the three dots in the upper right corner and choose "View MAC Address."

Google Home support site

AnchorGame Consoles

Nintendo 3DS

  1. Go to System Settings.
  2. Tap on Internet Settings.
  3. Tap Other Information.
  4. Tap Confirm MAC Address.

Nintendo 3DS support site

Nintendo Wii U

  1. From the Wii U menu, Select System Settings.
  2. Select the Internet icon and Press the A button.
  3. Select View MAC Address.

Nintendo Wii U support site

Nintendo Switch

  1. Select System Settings from Home menu.
  2. Scroll to Internet and press A.
  3. MAC will be listed under System MAC Address.

Nintendo Switch support site

Xbox One

  1. Press the Xbox Button on Controller.
  2. Scroll to gear icon and click on All Settings.
  3. Scroll to Network and Press Network Settings.
  4. Press Advanced Settings – You should now see Wireless MAC.

Xbox One support site

Playstation 4

  1. Power up PS4 without a disk.
  2. From main menu, select Settings.
  3. Select System > System Information.
  4. MAC address will now be displayed.

Playstation 4 support site

AnchorStreaming Devices

Amazon Fire TV/ FireTV Stick

Brand new devices

  1. If your Fire Stick is brand new, it may attempt to connect to our Guest network when you first turn it on.
  2. Press your remote's back button to return to the "preferred language" screen.
  3. Choose your language.
  4. When asked to choose a network, scroll to the end, and your MAC address will be the last tile.

Older devices

  1. From FireTV home screen, Navigate to settings.
  2. Click on System > About > Network.
  3. Scroll to the end, and your MAC Address will be the last tile.

Amazon Fire support site

Google Chromecast

  1. If your device has been used on a different Wi-Fi network in the past, perform a Factory Reset before continuing:
    • Google Home: Press and hold microphone mute for 15 sec.
    • Home Mini: Press and hold FDR button under power cord for 15 sec.
    • Chromecast: While powered on, hold button on side of device, wait for LED to turn from orange to white, then release button.
  2. Open the Google Home app.
  3. Follow setup instructions for your device.
  4. When you reach the "Connect to WiFi" step, tap the three dots in the upper right corner and choose "View MAC Address."

Chromecast support site

Apple TV

  1. Navigate to Settings (Gear Icon) using remote.
  2. Select General > Network.
  3. MAC address will show up as Wireless ID.

Apple TV support site

Roku

  1. Go to Settings from Home Screen.
  2. Go to Network.
  3. Select Wireless connection.

Roku support site