Find your MAC Address and IP Address

A media access control address (MAC address),  unique identifier for your device connecting to a network, sometimes called physicall address.

An Internet Protocol address (IP Address), is a unique string of numbers separated by periods that identifies each computer over a network.

You will need to know how to obtain your MAC address to register a device on the wired network at FIT Residence Halls. You may be asked to provide an IP Address when reporting any problems connecting to the FIT Network to TechHelp.

Mac OS

MAC Address

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Select Network
  3. In the left-hand pane, select FITAIR
  4. IP Address will be visible on this screen
  5. Click Advanced in the lower right corner
  6. At the bottom of the windows, the device’s MAC address will be listed next to “Wi-Fi address”

IP Address

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Select Network
  3. In the left-hand pane, select FITAIR
  4. IP Address will be visible on this screen

Windows 10

MAC Address "Physical Address

  1. Right-click on the Start button and select Command Prompt from the menu

  2. Type in ipconfig /all” and press Enter. Your network configurations will display

  3. Scroll down to your network adapter and look for the values next to “Physical Address,” which is your MAC address

IP Address

  1. Click the Start icon and select Settings.
  2. Click the Network & Internet icon.
  3. To view the IP address of a wired connection, select Ethernet on the left menu pane and select your network connection, your IP address will appear next to “IPv4 Address”.
  4. To view the IP address of a wireless connection, select WiFi on the left menu pane and click Advanced Options, your IP address will appear next to “IPv4 Address”.

Windows 8

MAC Address

  1. Press the Windows Start key to open the Start Menu

  2. In the search box, type “cmd” and press enter

  3. In the Command Prompt type “ipconfig /all” and press enter

  4. The MAC address will be listed next to “Physical Address

IP Address

  1. In the system tray, click the network connection icon and select Open Network and Sharing Center.
  2. To view the IP address of a wired connection, double-click Local Area Connection and click Details, your IP address will appear next to “IPv4 Address”. 
  3. To view the IP address of a wireless adapter, double-click Wireless Network Connection (Network Name) and click Details your IP address will appear next to “IPv4 Address”.

Windows 7

MAC Address "Physical Address

    1. Open the Windows Command Prompt by clicking on the start menu and typing “cmd” in the search box and pressing enter

    2. In the Command Prompt, type “getmac” and press enter

    3. The MAC address will be listed under “Physical Address

IP Address

  1. In the system tray, click the network connection icon and select Open Network and Sharing Center.
  2. To view the IP address of a wired connection, double-click Local Area Connection and click Details, your IP address will appear next to “IPv4 Address”. 
  3. To view the IP address of a wireless adapter, double-click Wireless Network Connection (Network Name) and click Details your IP address will appear next to “IPv4 Address”.

Chromebook

MAC Address

  1. Sign in to your Chromebook
  2. At the bottom right, select the time.
  3. Select the Wi-Fi network .
  4. At the top of the box, select Information .
  5. You’ll see your Chromebook’s IP address and IPv6 address. Your MAC address is labeled “Wi-Fi.”

Apple TV

MAC Address and IP Address

  1. Go to the main menu on your Apple TV, and select “Settings”
  2. In the Settings Menu, select “About”
  3. The Apple TV’s MAC Address will be listed as either the Wireless ID or Ethernet ID (depending on the connection you are using)
  4. IP Address will be listed on this screen as well

Game Consoles and Entertainment Devices

MAC Address and IP Address

Consult the manual that came with your device. The MAC address is often printed on a label stuck to the device, or printed on the box it came in. Connect the device to a TV or monitor and explore any Settings or Preferences panels available to you.