How Do I Get the Wireless Router ID Number on a Cisco?

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Knowing the correct ID number for your Cisco wireless router is often necessary so that you can get correct support, or access specific features on the router. The Cisco routers typically come with three different ID numbers which are the serial number, MAC address number and Wi-Fi Protected PIN. Each number is necessary for a specific reason, and all three numbers can be found in roughly the same place on the Cisco wireless router.

  • Flip your Cisco router over so that the bottom of the router is facing up. If the router is a vertical router, look on the back of the router.

  • Locate the serial number box on the bottom of the router. The number within this box is the router's serial number. The serial number is one of the three unique ID numbers on a Cisco router. If you need to contact the manufacturer for support for your router, then the serial number is the ID number you need.

  • Locate the MAC address number box on the bottom of the router. The number within this box is the Cisco router's MAC address number. The MAC address number is one of the three unique ID numbers on a Cisco router. If you need to know the ID number for networking purposes, such as registering your router with your high-speed Internet provider, then the MAC address number is the ID number you need.

  • Locate the sync icon box on the bottom of the router. The number within this box is the router's Wi-Fi Protected PIN. The Wi-Fi Protected PIN is one of the three unique ID numbers on a Cisco router. If you need to know the ID number to connect devices to your router, then the Wi-FI Protected PIN is the ID number you need.

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