Wednesday, July 4, 2012

How to find your MAC address on Nexus 7 tablet

MAC Address is a unique code assigned by the hardware manufacturer. If there is a wireless network secured by restricting the MAC addresses, your need to find out what your MAC Address is for registration on the Bluezone network. Here is the tutorial on how to find your MAC address on your Nexus 7 tablet.

* Press on the Home button to go to the Home screen.
* Touch Settings, and choose "About"  at the bottom of the list.
* Touch on "Status", scroll to see the your Nexus's Wi-Fi MAC address.

14 comments:

  1. This has been very helpful! Thank you!

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  2. and where the heck is the home button???? All I get is a prompt to select a WiFi connection, but until I can get the MAC address, I con't do that!

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  3. I feel your pain...Theres no way to access the address until you connect and you cant connect until you have the mac address

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  4. Thank you! Seems like this should have gone in the quick start guide for those who use MAC address filtering! Helped me a ton!

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  5. Since the Home button is not available at the
    initial Wifi setup screen, this approach is useless.

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    1. COMPLETELY AGREE!
      Catch 22, have to unsecure your network to get the device setup completed in order to locate the mac address=SECURITY DISASTER of a product.

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  6. I can't access the MAC address unless I'm on the internet, and I can't get on the internet at my home without the MAC Address. I have over 15 mac addresses on my account, so I'm going to have to delete them and re-enter them, or else I"m going to have to DRIVE to a place with Free Wi-Fi.

    This is absolutely pathetic, Google. What a blunderous oversight.

    You should be embarrassed by this. What a great way to start off with this device.

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  7. I connected to a random open wireless to get past that initial screen. Stupid there is no SKIP option.

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  8. I am in the same boat: I need a mac address to add the device to a network I don't have control over.

    I also own a Droid X2. I turned on the mobile hotspot app (I don't actually have the service with Verizon, so it's not going to connect). I set it up as an open network, then connected to the android mobile hotspot with my N7. On the phone, I selected "manage devices" in the mobile hotspot app to retrieve the mac address.

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  9. For those that can't get past setup without knowing the mac address:

    If you have an android phone with a mobile hotspot app installed (you don't need the service, just the app)
    1. Open the hotspot
    2. enable, set it up as an open network (less typing)
    3. connect the N7 to the new hotspot
    4. on the phone's mobile hotspot app, select "Manage Devices" and record the mac address of the N7

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  10. Genius. Connecting to the mobile hotspot worked for me.

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  11. Yes, you are definitely a genius! What Google did wrong, you did right! thumbs up!

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    1. Sure, great, but again this defeats the security sought:
      Being able to set up the Nexus security BEFORE it's on the internet.

      Ignorance is apparently bliss,

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  12. OMG Google... What a HUGE black hole you have created by not allowing a skip to get to the home screen

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