Pi MAC Address


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by spenmath92 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:41 pm
Hi all,

So I'm another one for the category of "Got a Pi for Christmas and knows nothing!" so I apologise, Bear with me though, I am keen to learn some form of programming, Anything to make my life easier is a bonus!

Anyway, Our home network is WEP free and we secure it through MAC Address filtering. How do I locate the MAC Address of the WiPi to put it into my router!

Thanks all, Here's to a long and happy PiRelationship!
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by malakai » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:44 pm
ifconfig will list your adapters Hardware / MAC address
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by Jim JKla » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:49 pm
Loads of info here.

http://elinux.org/RPi_Noob_Guide_to_the_Pi_image

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by spenmath92 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:12 pm
Yes, That's what I thought! Although I only get "eth0" and "lo"

Shoudl the WiPi light come on when I plug it in or just when it's connected?

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by itimpi » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:38 am
Your question seems to imply that you think the Pi has built-in WiFi? This is not the case. You have built-in wired Ethernet (the eth0 connection), but WiFi requires a USB WiFi dongle.
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by DirkS » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:28 am
itimpi wrote:Your question seems to imply that you think the Pi has built-in WiFi? This is not the case. You have built-in wired Ethernet (the eth0 connection), but WiFi requires a USB WiFi dongle.

The OP mentions the WiPi so I assume he's using Farnells WiFi dongle (http://uk.farnell.com/element14/wipi/do ... lookahead#)


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by spenmath92 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:55 pm
Yeah I'm using the WiPi.

I've since read somewhere that the WiPi only works on Debian, Anyone know if this is the case?

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by redhawk » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:10 pm
I've since read somewhere that the WiPi only works on Debian, Anyone know if this is the case?

As long as you know the chipset and have drivers for this your dongle would work on any operating system that supports Wifi.

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