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When setting up a wired or wireless network on your PlayStation 3, you may need to enter your PlayStation 3 system's Media Access Control address (MAC address) if it is required by your network settings, specifically:
- Wired (Ethernet) Networks
If your router is configured to "filter" MAC addresses, you will need to enter the MAC address of the PlayStation 3 into the router's MAC filter table as an allowed device.
- Wireless (Wi-Fi) Networks
If your Wireless Access Point (WAP) is configured to "filter" MAC addresses, you will need to enter the MAC address of the PlayStation 3 into the WAP's MAC filter table as an allowed device.
Contact your router manufacturer for information on how to enter the MAC address and properly configure your router.
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How to Find PlayStation 3 MAC Address
- In the XMB™ home menu, go to (Settings) > (System Settings) and press the button.
- Scroll until you see [System Information] and press the button.
You will see your MAC Address listed. Be sure to write down the entire string of letters and numbers, including the colons ":" in between.