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How to Find the Amazon Echo MAC Address

Last Updated Jan 25, 2022
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The Amazon Echo MAC address is easy to find and needed in order to hook up and have your Echo running correctly with your current internet.  Knowing where to look for this address is a simple process.

Each Amazon Echo has a MAC address that is unique to that specific device, and no two have the same address.  This address is needed to access all the functions of your Echo. 

The MAC address is needed for proper network connection and other key functions of your Echo.  Therefore knowing where to locate this address is important.  Keep reading to find out exactly where and how to find your Amazon Echo’s MAC address. 

Finding Amazon Echo’s MAC Address with Smartphone

Using your Smartphone, you can access your Echo’s MAC address with just a few simple clicks. 

  • If you haven’t already, download the Amazon Alexa app
  • Open the app
  • Sign into your Amazon account
  • Make sure you are connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Echo
  • Scroll to the bottom of the Echo Setup, and the MAC address will be listed

The address can also be located under the settings section in the Amazon Alexa app.

  • Open the Alex app
  • Sign into your Amazon account
  • Click on the Navigation Menu located on the top left of the screen
  • Click on Settings
  • Click on Echo
  • Click on About
  • Scroll down and the address is listed at the bottom

Using your Smartphone is the easiest and quickest way to access your Amazon Echo MAC address and is helpful if you ever need it in a hurry. 

Finding Amazon Echo’s MAC Address without Wi-Fi

If for some reason you are not connected to your Wi-Fi, or you just need to know what the MAC address is, you can still find the MAC address for your Echo easily enough.  If you look at the bottom of the box that your Echo came in, you will notice two barcodes there.  The smaller of the two, usually the bottom one, will contain a series of 12 numbers and letters; this is the MAC address for this specific device. 

While you may not keep your box from your Echo device, you may want to either take a photo of this information or save this portion of the box for future use if you ever need it.  This will come in handy if you ever need tech support or if you ever have to change your router or Wi-Fi system and need to reconnect your Echo.  

Why You Need the MAC Address for Your Echo

MAC address stands for Media Access Control address.  This is a unique ID that is specific to each device. In addition, this is the physical or hardware address that is given by the manufacturer upon completed manufacturing.  This address is a series of letters and numbers, usually 12, that is unique to each device and each manufacturer.  This address is important for a few reasons.

  • It is unique to your specific device
  • It identifies when the device was manufactured
  • It is what is needed for your device to communicate with your current Wi-Fi network
  • It is needed for proper function of your device
  • It is needed to help the Echo understand Voice commands

This address will also be needed if you ever have trouble with your Echo and need to talk to someone in tech support.  This address is also important if you ever change your Wi-Fi or router, as you will need it to allow access to the new network.  

Difference Between MAC Address and IP Address

While each of these addresses is needed to help identify a device that is connected to your internet, each is different.  A MAC address is provided by the manufacturer of the device, while the internet service provider provides an IP address.  A MAC address is used to identify hardware, and an IP address is used to identify software. 

It is important to know that the MAC is used to simply identify the device.  The IP address is used to identify the connection of the device and the network it’s on.  A MAC address is needed if you have trouble with your device and need tech support.  An IP address is not.  The other important thing to know is that a MAC address cannot be accessed by hackers, while an IP address sometimes can.   

Conclusion

There are a few ways to locate and find your Amazon Echo MAC address and knowing where to look will come in handy.  While using the Amazon Alexa app is the easiest, you can always find it on the box the Amazon Echo itself came in.  Remember this address is unique to each device and if you ever need tech support, they will most likely ask for this address, so keep it handy. 

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