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Finding the MAC Address of Your Game Console
The MAC address is the hardware address that allows ethernet (your PC or game) devices to communicate with each other. Once you have located your MAC Address, return to manual registration.
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  1. Turn on your Xbox console with no game disc in the disc tray.

  2. From the Xbox Dashboard, choose Settings.

  3. From the Settings screen, select Network Settings.

  4. The MAC address is the 12-digit number at the bottom-right corner of the Network Settings screen.
XBOX 360
  1. Go to the System area of the XBOX Dashboard and select Network Settings.

  2. Select Edit Settings.

  3. From Additional Settings, select Advanced Settings.

  4. At the bottom of this screen you'll see a heading called Wired MAC Address.
Playstation 2
  1. Load the Start-up CD in your PS2.

  2. Make sure you have the network cable disconnected.

  3. Walk through tthe Start-Up CD until it starts testing your connection. Since we disconnected the network cable the test will fail.

  4. You can now press the select button which will display the MAC.
    • The 12-digit number is the MAC address of your PS2, write it down so that you can use it later.
Playstation 3
  1. Power up the PlayStation 3 without any disc in the drive.

  2. Once the PlayStation 3 operating system has loaded, select Settings.

  3. Once you are in Settings select Network Settings.

  4. When the Network Settings list appears, select the first option which is titled Settings and Connection Status List.

  5. The physical address will be listed under MAC Address.
Nintendo DS
  1. To obtain the MAC Address form 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.

  2. After accessing the utility, tap Options, then System Information.

  3. 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 Wii
  1. From the home screen, select the Wii button in the lower left hand corner.

  2. From here, select Wii Settings which will be the on-screen button on the right.

  3. On this screen, select the right arrow to advance to the 2nd set of settings.

  4. Select the Internet option.

  5. Select the Console Information option.

  6. The MAC address will be listed under USB Ethernet Adapter MAC Address.
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