How to Find the MAC Address on Xbox 360

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With the release of the Xbox 360, Microsoft added faster and better technology to its flagship video game console. However, one thing that has remained the same since the original Xbox was released is the ability to connect to the Internet and play games with your friends online. This is convenient and fun, but it can also be a highly technical process to figure out how to set up and connect your machine to the Internet. Locating your Xbox 360's MAC (Media Access Control) number for troubleshooting purposes isn't as complicated as it might seem, however. All it takes is a moment of your time and a little searching.

  • Turn on your Xbox 360 and access the main menu. Locate the "System" tab. It should be the first of four file tabs on the left side of the screen.

  • Click on the "System" tab and select "Network Settings." Wait for the Network Settings menu to pop up.

  • Select "Edit Settings" from the list of options on the menu. It is the option in the middle of the screen, located directly under the "Test Media Connection" option. Wait for the "Edit Settings" menu to come up.

  • Select the "Basic Settings" tab and confirm that "IP Settings," located near the top of the page, is listed as "Automatic."

  • Click the "Additional Settings" tab at the top of the window and select the "Advanced Settings" box located at the bottom of the screen. Wait for the "Advanced Settings" window to pop up.

  • Locate the rectangular box in the bottom left corner of the "Advanced Settings" screen. In this box you will find a 12-digit alphanumeric series. This is the MAC address of your Xbox 360.

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