Obtain your device's (Windows, OS X, Playstation, Apple TV) MAC Address

Every network device or interface, such as your laptop's Wi-Fi adapter, has a unique hardware ID called the MAC (or "media access control") address which is distinct from the IP address assigned to your computer, and is defined by the hardware of each Ethernet or AirPort interface. Submit a ticket or email helpdesk@hesston.edu for IT Services to register your device on the Network.

You can find the MAC address for your network card in just a few steps.

Windows 10
1. Open the command prompt. Right-click on the Start button and select Command Prompt from the menu

2. Type in ipconfig /all and press Enter. This will display your network configuration. 

3. Find your adapter's physical address. Scroll down to your network adapter and look for the values next to "Physical Address," which is your MAC address

Find Your MAC Address in the Network Connection Settings

You can also find the MAC address by looking at the details of your network adapter in Windows.

1. Search "network connections" in the taskbar and select "View network connections." (Or navigate to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections)

2. Right-click on your network connection and select "Status." 

3. Click the "Details" button.

4. Locate the Physical Address. The value for the physical address in the Network Connection Details window is your MAC address. 

Apple Mac OS

  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences....
  2. In System Preferences, from the View menu, select Network.
  3. In the left of the "Network" window that opens, click the name of your connection (e.g., Wi-FiAirPort,EthernetBuilt-in Ethernet).
  4. Click Advanced..., and in the sheet that appears, click the HardwareEthernet, or AirPort tab.

The address is the string of letters and numbers next to "MAC Address:", "Ethernet ID:", or "AirPort ID:".

 Apple TV

  1. Go to the main menu on your Apple TV, and select "Settings."
  2. Apple TV Main Menu
  3. In the Settings Menu, select "About."
  4. Apple TV Settings Menu
  5. Here you can find your MAC Address, listed as either the "Wireless ID" or "Ethernet ID" (depending on the connection you are using).
  6. Apple TV About Menu

Alternative Method for Locating the Wireless MAC Address

  1. The Apple TV Ethernet (wired) and Wireless network MAC addresses can be found on the UPC label on the Apple TV box as "Ethernet ID" and "Wireless ID." (This is also the same label that contains the serial number.)
  2. Apple TV UPC

Playstation 4

Turn on your Playstation 4 without any disk in the drive and wait for the menu to pop up.

  1. Navigate to the "Settings" icon (located on the far left).

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  2. Select the "System" icon under the Settings menu.

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  3. Select “System Information."

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  4. You will see your MAC address listed on this screen, containing letters and numbers in the format xx.xx.xx.xx.xx.xx. Write down your MAC address.

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  5. Now that you have recorded your Playstation 4 MAC Address (LAN Cable), submit a ticket or email helpdesk@hesston.edu for IT Services to register your device on the Network.
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