Miami Network / Locate the MAC address for a virtual assistant

Objective

  • To provide instruction on locating the MAC address for
    • An Amazon Echo device
    • A Google Home  or Google Home Mini device
    • A virtual assistant

Environment

  • 10139: Wireless Network
  • Network Registration
  • Personally Owned Virtual Assistant
    • Amazon Echo (Alexa speaker)
    • Google Home, Google Home Mini

Rationale

  • All network interfaces have a unique media access control identifier (MAC address) used for communication purposes on a network. You might be asked to locate and provide the MAC address of a computer or other device when you, for example, register a computer for access to the network
  • Your device may have more than one MAC address, if you have both wired and wireless interfaces
  • The format for a MAC address (also called a physical address or Ethernet hardware address) is 12 alphanumeric characters, usually separated by colons: XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX or 0a:1b:2c:3d:4e:5f 

Resolution

Amazon Echo


Google Home

Device is currently linked to my account

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Home app
  2. Tap the Devices option
  3. Tap the three-dot menu icon for your device (it's to the right)
  4. Select Device Settings
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the screen
    • The MAC address of your device will be displayed under the Information header in the format 0a:1b:2c:3d:4e:5f 

 

Device is not linked to my account

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Home app
  2. Plug in your Google Home device and turn it on
    • Your device should appear as a device found in the Google Home app
  3. Tap the Set up new devices in your home option and follow the prompts until you reach the Connect to Wi-Fi step
  4. Tap the three-dot menu icon (it's to the upper-right)
  5. Tap the Show MAC address option
  6. You should see the MAC address of your device displayed in the format: 0a:1b:2c:3d:4e:5f 

 


Notes

 

Details

Article ID: 72667
Created
Tue 2/26/19 4:14 PM
Modified
Mon 7/12/21 12:13 PM
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