How do I find the MAC address of my device so I can register it on the IoT network?

In order to use your device (smart TV, Roku, Echo, streaming device, etc.) on Bucknell's IoT network, you must first register the device's MAC address. A MAC address is a hardware identification number that uniquely identifies each device on a network. Note: many devices have both a wired and wireless MAC address - you'll want to identify the wireless MAC address in order to register it.

Please note: Sonos speakers, Google Home and Google Chromecast devices will not work on Bucknell's IoT network due to the way that they are configured. 

Here is a list of devices and the way that you can find its MAC address:

Amazon Echo

  1. Download the Amazon Alexa app to your phone or computer and sign in with your Amazon account.
  2. Connect to the wireless network transmitted by your Echo device.
  3. 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

  1. Plug your Amazon Fire TV stick into your TV
  2. 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 and the wireless MAC address will be listed at this screen.

Apple TV

  • For Wireless MAC address:
    1. Older Apple TV: Plug in your Apple TV and follow the set up until you reach the step to connect to a network.
    2. Select bucknell_iot and attempt to connect. This will fail, which is normal.
    3. The wireless MAC address should now be displayed on the Apple TV's screen.
    4. New Apple TV: From the main menu, select Settings. Under Settings, select About. The combination of 12 letters and numbers next to Wireless ID is the MAC address.

Microsoft Xbox 360

  1. From the Xbox 360 main menu, go to My Xbox > System Settings > Network Settings > Configure Network
  2. Select the Additional Settings tab and then select Alternate Mac Address.
  3. The wired and wireless MAC addresses will be listed at the bottom of this screen

Microsoft Xbox One

  • If you are setting up your Xbox One for the first time:
    1. Complete the initial setup until you reach the network connection step.
    2. Attempt to connect to bucknell_iot. This will fail, which is normal.
    3. Select Fix it.
    4. Wait for the troubleshooter to fail.
    5. The MAC addresses will now be listed. Use Wired MAC for Ethernet connections and Wireless MAC for Wi-Fi connections.
  • If you have previously set up your Xbox One:
    1. From the Xbox One home screen, select Settings.
    2. Under the Console tab, select Network.
    3. Select Advanced Settings. The wired and wireless MAC addresses will be displayed.

Nintendo 3DS /3DS XL

  1. From the 3DS's main menu, go to System Settings > Internet Settings > Other Information.
  2. Select Confirm MAC Address.
  3. The wireless MAC address will appear.

Nintendo DS / DS Lite / DS XL / DSi

  1. Select Settings.
  2. Select Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Setup or Nintendo WFC Setup.
  3. Select Options > System Information.
  4. The MAC address is listed.

Nintendo Wii

  1. Select Wii Settings.
  2. Select Internet > Console Information.
  3. The wireless MAC address is listed under MAC Address

Nintendo Wii U

  1. From the Wii U main menu, select System Settings.
  2. Select Internet > View MAC Address. The wired/wireless MAC address will be listed.

Nintendo Switch

  1. From the Switch's Home menu, go to System Settings
  2. Scroll down and select Internet.
  3. The MAC address will appear under System MAC Address.


  1. Select Settings from the main menu.
  2. Select System Settings > System Information.
  3. The MAC address is listed.


  1. From the Roku home screen, select Settings > Player Info.
  2. The wired MAC address is listed next to Ethernet MAC address. The wireless MAC address is listed next to Wireless MAC address.

The Roku Secret Page will also give you this information: Press Home (5x) + FF (3x) + RW (2x)

Smart TVs

All Smart TVs are slightly different, but you should look for a Settings or Menu option, then the Network option.

Sony Playstation 3

  1. From the Playstation 3 main menu, select Settings > System Settings > System Information.
  2. The wireless and wired MAC address will be listed on the screen.

Sony Playstation 4

  1. On the Playstation 4 main menu, go to Settings > System > System Information.
  2. The wireless MAC address will appear next to MAC Address (Wi-Fi) 
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