MAC- and IP-address Under the NetLoader

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When the NetLoader is started it attempts to read out the values of the IP-address (IP) setting and MAC-address (FE) setting used by the application firmware. If the readout is successful the NetLoader uses current values of these settings and this means that the DS continues running under the same IP and MAC that was just used by the application firmware.

 

Although all efforts have been taken to make sure that the DS continues running under the NetLoader using the same IP- and MAC-address there are few cases when the NetLoader may not be able to read out one or both of the above settings successfully (for example, when the data in the EEPROM memory that keeps setting values was corrupted).

 

The following happens in this situation:

 

When the NetLoader is unable to read out the IP-address (IP) setting it assumes a default IP-address of 127.0.0.1.

 

When the NetLoader is unable to read out the MAC-address (FE) setting it assumes a default MAC-address of 0.1.2.3.4.5.