Finding the MAC Address of Your Smart Device

To make use of the university's network, your device needs to have its MAC address registered with IT.  Follow the steps in this article to find your device's MAC address. 

Unfortunately, it is impossible for us to keep track of all possible devices and to have documentation of how to find the MAC address of each of these devices; therefore, this article contains some common examples but is by no means exhaustive.  

We recommend that you consult the documentation that came with your device or that is listed on support articles maintained by your device manufacturer; alternatively, Google searching often returns results of others who have documented how to find the MAC address of a specific device (e.g. try searching: "How to find [your device name/model] MAC address").

What is a MAC Address?

A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to a network interface that is expressed in a sequence of values written in pairs. These pairs are often separated by colons, hyphens, or other characters.   Example MAC address: 00:00:00:a1:2b:cc

If your computer has multiple network adapters (for example, an Ethernet adapter and a wireless adapter), each adapter has its own MAC address.

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Article ID: 70770
Created
Thu 1/24/19 10:22 AM
Modified
Sat 1/30/21 3:30 AM
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