MAC-address (FE) setting


(see setting description format info here)

Function:Defines MAC-address of the DS
Set (S) command, where is the MAC-address in the dot-decimal notation (i.e.
Get (G) command format:GFE
Init (I) command effect:Only initialized if invalid, through network command, serial command, or quick initialization
Post-initialization value:
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


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.