How to retrieve mac address from phone

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    How to retrieve mac address from phone

    How do you pull the mac address off the N1? I need to set up my router to allow my phone wireless access.

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    Settings> Status>scroll down for the mac address.

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    says its unavailable. and i know the N1 has wifi, doesnt it? it detects hot spots even though I have not managed to connect to any successfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niqueh View Post
    says its unavailable. and i know the N1 has wifi, doesnt it? it detects hot spots even though I have not managed to connect to any successfully.
    You need to enable WI-FI first by going to:

    Settings > Wireless & Networks

    then go to:

    Settings > About Phone > Status and scroll down to bottom of list.



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    Did that too. Still nothing. I can connect to my neighbors unsecured net, though it is of course illegal for me to use it. But nothing ever displays for the address.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keyplyr View Post
    You need to enable WI-FI first by going to:

    Settings > Wireless & Networks

    then go to:

    Settings > About Phone > Status and scroll down to bottom of list.
    It shows the MAC address regardless of whether Wifi is turned on or not.

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    didnt for me, but that would be par for me, something not working the same as everyone else.

    But after a couple of times on/off check cycles, it did finally show. and the phone is now connected wireless.

    thanks everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer Goggles View Post

    It shows the MAC address regardless of whether Wifi is turned on or not.
    Not on my N1 or the 2 N1s of my students I looked at yesterday in class. WiFi needs to be turned on before the signal can be seen, otherwise it says "not available."



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    Quote Originally Posted by keyplyr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Beer Goggles View Post
    It shows the MAC address regardless of whether Wifi is turned on or not.
    Not on my N1 or the 2 N1s of my students I looked at yesterday in class. WiFi needs to be turned on before the signal can be seen, otherwise it says "not available."
    What OS are you using?

    MAC addresses are hard coded into devices. The are not dependent on signals or activity. The phone always knows its MAC address regardless of Wifi on/off.

    Are you looking in Settings -> About Phone -> Status ???

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    i looked up on my phone and wi-fi has to be turned on to see the mac address otherwise it says unavailable. i'm using froyo.

    edit: once you've turned wifi on...the mac address stays shown whether its on or off until you power cycle the phone.

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