Finding the MAC Address

A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to a Network Interface Card (NIC) by the manufacturer. It is 12 characters long consisting of digits (0-9) and letters (A-F). It can be represented in different notations depending on the manufacturer of the device.You will need the MAC address to get gaming consoles, smart devices, and other devices connected to the HWS network.

Finding the MAC Address

Most manufacturers will print the MAC address on a label on the back or on the bottom of the device. To find the MAC address quickly, it is recommended that you physically inspect your device for this label. If you cannot find the label or it is not printed on the device, you will need to go through the device’s system menus to find it. Below is are some examples of MAC addresses:

  • 00-B0-D0-63-C2-26
  • 00:B0:D0:63:C2:26
  • 00.B0.D0.63.C2.26
  • 00B0.D063.C226

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