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Finding the MAC address on Nokia 5800

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jeffwifi
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Finding the MAC address on Nokia 5800

Just got the Nokia 5800XM today and I'm excited to try everything including the WLAN. I use MAC address filtering on my router so need the MAC address of the phone so I can add it to the access list. Does anyone know how I can find it?

 

Thanks

jw

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kersplash
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Re: Finding the MAC address on Nokia 5800

It should be on the box you bought the phone.
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jeffwifi
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Re: Finding the MAC address on Nokia 5800

I've checked the box and the only thing it has on it is MPN, IMEI and SIM - are any of these the MAC address? Cos they dont seem to have the correct amount of numbers.
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kersplash
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Re: Finding the MAC address on Nokia 5800

I'm not sure if all the lables are the same, but I am in Australia, and my sticker on the end of my box shows WLAN just above the IMEI.  WLAN is what you want.

 

Otherwise, let the phone DHCP, then check your router or DHCP server and it should list devices by MAC and IP address.

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jeffwifi
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Re: Finding the MAC address on Nokia 5800

I'm such a div - never thought to check the dhcp. All sorted now, thanks for your help.
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Mobile Sensei
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Re: Finding the MAC address on Nokia 5800

It is also printed on the label under the battery.

And you can also "dial" *#62209526# (mnemonic: *#MAC WLAN#)) to have it displayed.

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robertkarlsen
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Re: Finding the MAC address on Nokia 5800

@petrib: Do you work for Nokia? :smileysurprised:
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cjoy3
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Re: Finding the MAC address on Nokia 5800

@petrib: thank you so much! this was the easiest way to get the mac address!
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