The Google Home Mini and the Google Nest Mini are some pretty amazing smart speakers coming in at $49 each. Both the speakers have a slew of features and most importantly, Google Assistant.
The first generation, Home Mini was outperformed by Amazon’s Echo Dot, which had substantially better sounding speakers. However, since Google’s partnership with Nest, the second-gen Nest Mini has relatively done better.
Not only the second-gen speaker sounds much better than both the competition and its own predecessor, but Google’s continued advancements to the Google Assistant also make it a breeze to use.
However, all these features require an active internet connection to function. Since plugging a LAN cable in a smart speaker isn’t exactly a great idea, you’re going to have to need a WiFi network with an active internet connection to be able to use your smart speaker to its full extent.
Connection to a WiFi network comes with a bunch of credentials and you should keep an eye on things like your speaker’s IP and MAC addresses.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at how you can find the MAC (Media Access Control) address of your Home mini or Nest Mini smart speaker.
Also read: Google Home Mini vs Amazon Echo Dot: A DIY perspective
Finding the MAC address for Google Home Mini/Nest Mini
The MAC address is shown in the Google Home app alongwith a few other important network details. Here’s how to check this.
- Open the Google Home app and tap on your smart speaker.
- Tap on the Settings gear icon in the top-right.
- Scroll all the way down in the Device Settings menu and you’ll see the firmware and network details for your smart speaker, including the MAC address.
Alternatively, you can also go and check the DHCP Client List in your WiFi router, which will show you the MAC address of all devices connected to your WiFi network.
Also read: 10 cool things you can do with your Google Home
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