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Sticker with MAC address missing


#1

In order to use Ethernet with the Spider mainboard, I have to run the MFDeploy tool, then choose USB, Target, Configuration-Network, and change the field MAC Address to the text printed on the mainboard sticker.

How can I recover the MAC address if the sticker is missing?


#2

Hi Mike, you can make a MAC address up. http://www.macvendorlookup.com/ has a good one that I think protects around the known vendor allocated addresses if you don’t use an OUI


#3
byte[] mac = NetworkInterface.GetAllNetworkInterfaces()[0].PhysicalAddress;
string macStr = string.Empty;
for (int i = 0; i < mac.Length; i++) macStr += mac[i].ToString() + (i != mac.Length - 1 ? ":" : "");
Debug.Print(macStr);

This will show you the mac of the first network interface on the debug output from visual studio (or mfdeploy). So you should first deploy this little code via USB.

Note: The mac will be displayed in base 10, not base 16 as usual.


#4

Thanks, Brett and Godfather. One way or the other I should be able to get this board running with latest bits.