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Jason
2004-05-11, 21:25
A MAC address is associated with an Ethernet device, not a "player". If you
had both a wireless card and wired ethernet card in your PC it would have
two MAC addresses also.

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Daryle A. Tilroe
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 10:11 PM
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Subject: [slim] Squeezebox ID / MAC address

I finally ran a cat5 to my squeezebox to keep my microwave from unexpectedly
muting things. As a result I fully expected to have to setup a new player
in the web interface. Imagine my surprise when, in spite of a different
(albeit sequential) MAC address, the squeezebox was identified as the same
player with a different MAC address. Now, up to this point, I was under the
impression that the MAC address was used as a unique player ID.
I guess this is not true. Perhaps it is as simple as 'odd'/ 'even' MAC
pairs being ID'd/reserved as the same player? This would be a simple way to
ID the players a wireless (ie. wireless odd, wired even) which is already
done somehow. Of course this might have some softsqueeze implications as
well. Anyhow I guess the question is: if the MAC address is not the ID then
what is?


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Daryle A. Tilroe

Daryle A. Tilroe
2004-05-11, 21:49
Jason wrote:

> A MAC address is associated with an Ethernet device, not a "player". If you
> had both a wireless card and wired ethernet card in your PC it would have
> two MAC addresses also.

Well aware of that. However IIRC there was some mention that the MAC address
is used as the unique ID for a hardware player.


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Daryle A. Tilroe

Daryle A. Tilroe
2004-05-11, 21:55
Hah! Found this post by Sean confirming it:

> BTW you can tell from the MAC address if it's a squeezebox. Our MAC
> prefix is 000420, and squeezebox MACs are 00042005xxxx. Also you can
> tell if its connected by ethernet or wireless. Our wireless addresses
> are odd and ethernet are even.

It appears that the server even knows where to start counting and thus
can tell which even/odd pairs are the same player. Kudos. That's
thinking ahead!

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Daryle A. Tilroe