The MAC address is basically a hardware ID number. If you're having trouble connecting to the Internet on campus, we'll need that number to help you. Here's how to find the MAC address on your Nintendo Wii or Nintendo DS.

Please note: You'll need to connect via an ethernet cable to a wired network jack. Neither device will work on our wireless network.


  1. Select Wii Options from the main menu. 
  2. Select Wii Settings and scroll over to Internet.
  3. Select Console Information. Make note of the MAC address.


  1. First, you need to insert a Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection compatible game and access the WFC Setup Utility. Unfortunately, the exact steps to access the setup utility vary by game, but the setup utility is a standard menu, included with all WFC-compatible games.
  2. After getting to the utility, select Options, followed by System Information. The MAC address and Nintendo WFC ID will be listed on the screen. Unless the game player has successfully connected with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the WFC ID will be blank.