Playstation is one of the most popular gaming consoles to have ever existed. The console is in its fifth generation now and each gen from the starting has performed well up to the expectations held from them.
While in it’s early days the console relied heavily on CDs, in the modern age when games are being delivered digitally, having a permanent internet connection to your console is a must.
For the same reasons, the PS4 comes with WiFi and Ethernet built-in. All you need to do is connect to your network and you’re good to go.
When dealing with WiFi networks, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on what your IP and MAC addresses are. Out of the two, the MAC (Media Access Control) address is more important.
Since more often than not this address is assigned by the manufacturer and can’t be changed; hence it’s also called hardware address.
If you know your PS4’s hardware address, you can set-up a bunch of different settings for your console in your router’s configuration settings, which can help resolve issues, low-speed problems or lag.
Knowing the MAC address can also help you whitelist or for that matter, blacklist a device, in this case, your PS4 from a router’s configuration settings.
In this article, we’re going to talk about how to find out the MAC address of your PS4.
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Finding the MAC address of a PS4
The process is actually quite straightforward as you’d expect. Launch your PS4 console and follow the steps mentioned below to find its MAC address.
Step 1: Locate the settings menu on your Dashboard toolbar.
Step 2: Select the System setting.
Step 3: Click on System Information in the toolbar.
Step 4; Scroll to find your PS4’s MAC address. Note that the MAC address for your WiFi connection and Ethernet connection will be different and unique.
You’ll also be able to see the System software version, IP Address and the name for your PS4 on the same page.
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