Information Technology Services

Media Access Control (MAC) Address

A Media Access Control (MAC) address, sometimes referred to as a hardware or physical address, is a unique, 12-character alphanumeric attribute that is used to identify individual electronic devices on a network. An example of a MAC address is: 00-B0-D0-63-C2-26.

You will need a MAC address to register devices that cannot connect normally to the Eduroam network. Your device needs to be registered if it connects wirelessly to brandeis_open, or is a faculty/staff device that needs to connect via ethernet (wired connection).

Brandeis ITS also uses MAC addresses to troubleshoot connection issues.

Select your platform below to view instructions to find your MAC Address

Desktop/Laptop Devices

Mobile/Smart Phone Devices

Tablet Devices

Streaming Devices

Digital Assistants

Playstation Devices

Xbox Devices

Nintendo Devices

Valve Devices