A MAC address is a hardware identification number that uniquely identifies each device on a network. The MAC address is manufactured into every network card, such as an Ethernet card or Wi-Fi card, and therefore cannot be changed, but can be useful if you are having trouble connecting to the network.

Please see the instructions for each device below and note the wireless or wired MAC depending on the network connection you are using. 

*Due to variations, the instructions below may not exactly match the configuration experience on your own device. If you have questions or would like assistance with your specific device, please contact our help desk at 970-491-4734.

Amazon Echo (May have limited features due to nature of connection)

  • 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.

Amazon Fire TV  (May have limited features due to nature of connection)

  • If this is the first time using this Fire TV device, the wireless MAC address will appear in the list of wireless networks during setup at the far-right of the list. If this Fire TV stick has been used in the past, navigate to Settings > System > About > Network.
  • The wireless MAC address will be listed at this screen.

Apple TV (May have limited features due to nature of connection)
  • For Wireless MAC address, lug in your Apple TV and follow the set up until you reach the step to connect to a network.
  • Select csu-guest and attempt to connect. This will fail, which is normal.
  • The wireless MAC address should now be displayed on the Apple TV's screen.
  • For Wired MAC adresses, connect your Apple TV to a Ethernet port.
  • On the Apple TV, navigate to Settings > General > Network. Record the MAC address listed.

GameCube  (May be unable to connect due to age of the product)
  • Remove the GameCube's broadband adapter from the console.
  • Printed on the underside of the adapter is a MAC address.

Google Home  (May have limited features due to nature of connection)
  • Download and open the Google Home app on your phone.
  • You should see your Google Home listed. Select it then press Set Up.
  • Accept the prompt allowing your phone to connect to your Google Home.
  • Answer the set up questions listed.
  • Enter the location of your Google Home and select Continue
  • The wireless MAC address will be listed at the bottom right corner of the screen

Mac OsX Devices
  • Go to: System Preferences > Network
  • Select Ethernet
  • Select Advanced.
  • Select Hardware. The MAC address will be displayed

Nintendo DS

  • To obtain the MAC Address from a Nintendo DS, you must first insert a Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection compatible game and access the WFC Setup Utility. Please note that the exact steps to access the setup utility varies by game. However, the setup utility is a standard menu, included with all WFC-compatible games.
  • After accessing the utility, tap "Options," then "System Information."
  • The MAC Address and Nintendo WFC ID will be listed on the screen. Unless the game player has successfully connected with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the WFC ID will be blank.

Nintendo Switch

  • Navigate to System Settings
  • Locate Internet Settings on the left hand side
  • Underneath the connection status you will find the MAC address labeled "System MAC address."

PlayStation 2 (May be unable to connect due to age of the product)

  • Power up the PlayStation 2 and load the Network Adaptor Startup Disc.
  • Once it has loaded, select "ISP Setup" and press X on your controller.
  • The ISP Setup will begin to load, and you will be presented with a license agreement. Select Agree and press X to continue.
  • For connection type, choose "Local Area Network (LAN)" and press X to continue.
  • Select "Automatic Configuration" and press X to continue.
  • At the connection test screen, select "Advanced" and press X to continue.
  • At the "Advanced Broadband Settings" screen, make sure "Automatic" is selected. While you are at this screen, make note of the MAC address at the bottom.

PlayStation 3 (May be unable to connect due to age of the product)

  • Power up the PlayStation 3 without any disc in the drive.
  • Once the PlayStation 3 operating system has loaded, select "Settings," then "Network Settings."
  • Select "Settings and Connection Status List" from the "Network Settings" menu.
  • The physical address will be listed under "MAC Address."

PlayStation 4
  • Enter the "Settings" menu.
  • Scroll down and select "Network".
  • Go down and select "View Connection Status".
  • Scroll down until you see MAC address (LAN Cable) and MAC address (Wi-Fi). Note that these MAC addresses are different. MAC address (LAN Cable) is for a wired connection and MAC address (Wi-Fi) is for a wireless connection.

Roku  (May have limited features due to nature of connection)

  • From the Roku home screen, select "Settings", then "Player Info."
  • The wired MAC address is listed next to Ethernet MAC address. The wireless MAC address is listed next to Wireless MAC address.


  • From the Wii Channel menu, select "Wii Settings". (the round button in the bottom-left of the screen with "Wii" on it)
  • Select "Internet", then "Console Settings".
  • The MAC address of the Wii will be displayed on the first line.

Wii U

  • Locate the System Settings application and select it.
  • If necessary, scroll over to the Internet settings and select that.
  • Scroll down and select "View MAC Address"
  • The MAC address will appear in the middle of the screen.

Windows Devices
  • In the taskbar, right-click the Network icon
  • Select Open Network and Sharing Center
  • Select either Wired or Wireless connection depending on the MAC address to be registered
  • Select Details...
  • See "Physical Address"

XBox 360

  • Go right to reach the System "blade" of the Dashboard
  • Select "Network Settings"
  • Select "Edit Settings"
  • Under "Basic Settings" check to make sure "IP Settings" is on "Automatic"
  • Go right to get to the "Additional Settings" Tab
  • Go down to select "Advanced Settings"
  • Toward the bottom of the screen you should see "Wired MAC Adress". the MAC Address should appear below this.

XBox One
  • Go to the left of the screen where the icons are.
  • Go down to the "Settings" icon (the gear towards the bottom).
  • Select "All settings".
  • Scroll down to "Network" and select "Network Settings".
  • Go down to "Advanced Settings" and select it.
  • Towards the right of the screen you will see Wired MAC and Wireless MAC. Note that the MAC addresses are different. Wired MAC is your MAC address for a wired conection using an Ethernet cable. Wireless MAC is for a wireless connection