MAC-address (FE) setting

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Description (see setting description format info here)

 

Function:Defines MAC-address of the DS

 

Set (S) command format:SFExxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the MAC-address in the dot-decimal notation (i.e. 0.2.3.4.120.240)

 

Get (G) command format:GFE

 

Init (I) command effect:Only initialized if invalid, through network command, serial command, or quick initialization

 

Post-initialization value:0.1.2.3.4.5

 

Change takes effect:After reboot

 

Overriding parameter:---

 

Relevance conditions:---

 

First introduced:Earlier than "baseline" V3.14/V3.51

 

See also:Ethernet port and network communications

 


Details

 

Each DS is shipped from the factory with unique MAC-address already assigned to it. DO NOT change this address unless you have a good reason to do so. If you do change the address remember that the first digit of the address must be even!

 

Since the MAC-address of each DS is unique it may be used for device identification. It is returned by the Echo (X) command and also used to address a particular DS in the Assign IP-address (A) command and Select in Broadcast Mode (W) command.

 

This setting's mnemonic- "FE"- has to do with the previous name of the setting- "Factory Ethernet Address". Mnemonic was preserved to ensure compatibility with previous firmware versions.