Still struck with ps4 mac address? Gaming tips and tricks

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How to change the Mac address of a PS4?

The exclusive way to change a mac address is to change the network card, which for a PS4 is onboard, so no, not really. A MAC address is allocated to the networking hardware (Network Interface Card or NIC) and can not be changed without replacing the NIC itself (or replacing the chip.)

In the illustration of the PS4, the networking hardware is onboard, so it is not just a module you can replace. You might need to desolder the chip and replace it with another one.

Since the PS4 has both Ethernet and Wi-Fi, it holds 2 MAC addresses, one MAC for the Ethernet and another one for the Wi-Fi. Therefore, in a way, you could change your MAC address by rearranging it from Wi-Fi to Ethernet. Still, you are not changing your MAC address as much as you are just swapping NICs. If you were to later switch back to using Wi-Fi, you would be using that same MAC address again.

Now there is such a thing as MAC address spoofing, which allows you to assign a fake MAC address or copy the MAC address of another NIC, but this requires software that is not available on the PS4 (at least not unless you flash the PS4 with a CFW [custom firmware] and run some Homebrew application), so it’s most likely not possible

Locating the MAC address for PS4 & other Game Console.

Let us walk through how to find your game console’s MAC address.

Wii U:

  1. This will also be the wireless MAC address.
  2. On the Wii U menu screen, select the System Settings Icon.
  3. Go to the Internet menu and select it. Then select the View MAC Address icon. The MAC address will be listed there.

Wii:

  1. This mac address will be for the Wireless internet, so if you are connecting using an Ethernet to USB adaptor, you will have to use the MAC address of that adaptor.
  2. From the Wii Channel Menu, select the Wii Settings button in the bottom left-hand corner.
  3. Navigate the settings menu to the Internet and the Console Settings. The MAC Address will be listed there.

Nintendo 3DS:

  1. On the 3DS Home Screen, please select System Settings. Then select Internet Settings.
  2. In the Internet Settings, select Other Information and then Confirm MAC Address. The MAC Address will be listed here.

Xbox One:

  1. If you are signed in to a profile, go to My Games & Apps and Settings. If you are not signed in to a profile, go to Settings.
  2. Select Network then Advanced Settings.
  3. Scroll down and select Network Settings. Then choose either Wired (Ethernet) or Wireless, depending on how you want to connect.

Xbox 360:

  1. Go to the Xbox 360 Dashboard, navigate to the right-most tab labeled My Xbox, and select the System Settings option.
  2. Select Network Settings, then Configure Network.
  3. Go to the Additional Settings Tab and choose Advanced Settings. In the next window, you should see the MAC Address listed.

PlayStation 4:

  1. Go to Settings in the main menu (it looks like a toolbox).
  2. Scroll down and select System. Then choose System Information.
  3. Here you will see the MAC addresses for LAN (Ethernet) and Wi-Fi.

PlayStation 3:

  1. Go to Settings in the main menu (it looks like a toolbox).
  2. In settings, go to System, then scroll down to System Information. Your MAC Address will be listed here.

PlayStation Vita:

  1. On the Home Screen, go to Settings.
  2. In settings, go to System, then select System Information. Your MAC address will be listed there.

Nintendo Switch:

  1. On the Home Menu, go to System Settings.
  2. In the menu on the left side, select Internet. The MAC Address will be under System MAC Address.

Is there an easy way to find the MAC address on my Playstation 4?

  1. Turn on your PS 4 without any disk in the drive and wait for the menu to pop up
  2. Navigate to the Settings icon (located on the far left)
  3. Select the System icon under the Settings menu
  4. Select System Information
  5. You will see your MAC address listed on this screen, containing letters and numbers in the format xx.xx.xx.xx.xx.xx.