I see a [TV] Samsung 6 Series (50) wireless display in the list from display settings. But I do not own a Samsung television, so I would like to know the IP or MAC address of this device to double check with my router's list of connected devices.

  • Its just detecting a device compatible with WiDi and not necessarily connected to it besides it doesn't require an access point. Commented Dec 24, 2017 at 13:41
  • So it's not inside the LAN ?
    – Beppe9000
    Commented Dec 24, 2017 at 13:43
  • Its more like bluetooth technology (thinking backwardly) you can't really identify a device's bluetooth MAC let alone without even made connection/pairing. It is just scanned and put on a list of available devices Commented Dec 24, 2017 at 14:03

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You can't easily identify its MAC address as its not connected to any AP.

Wireless display (WiDi) does not require any Wi-Fi Access Point or router or hotspot for operation. It uses WiFi Direct® (or Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Miracast®) technology, for wireless connection to WiDi compliant receiver.

Having said that, it therefore implies that by your device identifying [TV] Samsung 6 Series (50) in Settings→ Display →Cast is not connected to any AP, but it just being detected by your device as a "nearby device" and does not even reveal its MAC/IP explicitly even if you make the connection.

However the easiest way to identify its MAC/IP is allowing it to connect to any of available wireless AP:

  • Go to your TV's menu and choose Network → Network Settings
  • Choose Wireless for your connection type
  • Choose to connect to the SSID
  • At this point, the Smart TVs will show you a screen with the Wireless MAC address.
  • If not, go back to the Menu and choose Network → Network Status.

Alternatively check on your device's list of connected devices and get the IP.

Note: I have even observed that my Smart TV (Samsung) shows in the list of Available Wireless Display devices on my tablet, even before connection.


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