Finding your MAC address

How to find the wireless hardware address (or wifi address)

First, make sure the wireless card is "ON".

Choose an operating system below for details

...on an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

1. Click on the Settings button


2. Select General


3. Select About


4. Scroll down to see the listed "Wifi Address" -- this is what needs to be put into the registration


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...on Windows 10

1. Search for 'cmd', click that to open the Command Prompt window.

2. In the Command Prompt window, type 'getmac -v'.

Mac address found

3. The 'Physical Address' on the wifi line is your wireless or MAC address.

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...on Mac OSX 10.11

1. Click on the Wifi symbol in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen, then go to 'Open Network Preferences.'

wifi symbol menu

2. In the Network Preferences window, click on the Advanced Button.

Network Preferences

3. In the Advanced window, make sure you're on the Wi-Fi tab. Your Wifi address is shown at the bottom left. The Preferred Networks list is where you can 'forget' UNL-WIRELESS-REGISTRATION after you're registered and also drag UNL-AIR to the top of the list.

Advanced Settings

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...on Windows 7

1. Go to the Start Menu, and in the 'Start Search' bar, type in 'cmd'.

Vista Run Command - Start Search (Quick Search)

cmd in the menu stack

The program 'cmd' (Command Prompt) will be found at the top of the Start Menu; click on it to run it.

2. In the Command Prompt window, type 'getmac -v'.

3. In the Command Prompt window, look for the network information for the Ethernet Wireless Network Connection. The 'Physical Address' will be the hardware address of the network card.

Wireless network physical address (MAC)

How to register my wireless card

1. Go to

2. Have the student log in with their Blackboard information. (Note: If the user is a visitor, there is also a 'Visitor Registration' link on the page.)

3. On the next page, click on 'Register A Card'.

register a card screen

4. On the next page, enter the hardware address of the wireless card. You do not need to type colons or dashes, it is not case-sensitive.

MAC Address field

5. After clicking 'Next', the registration should take less than a minute, after which the user will need to select the 'UNL-AIR' network on their computer. You should only need to connect manually once, but afterwards it will connect automatically since it is a preferred network.