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Re: Writing a MAC address to Joggler NIC

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:31 pm
by pete
For this to make any difference to an Efi build be it Xp , SqueezePlayOs or Xubuntu etc , does the build itself have to be tweaked in some way I.e does any fake or made up Mac address stuff have to be removed or altered in any way for it to work ?

Yes for XP (or W7, W8 or W10) and no for Linux based OS's (sort of).

With a complete NIC ROM you can now suspend and use WOL to wake up the joggler.

I do this with the wintel touchscreens. Before that typically remoted the LCD screens off at night.

Today I spoof mac addresses on my pfsense firewall (BSD) and other linux devices.

It is just that the NIC rom was left empty and filling it with the proper hardware stuff makes the Joggler complete.

This was more of an issue with Wintel based OS's as the NIC would always come up as a hardware error.

I am having an issue with wintel seeing the RTC add. Might move the RTC to a USB port. I think it will work then with Wintel.

would have cost nothing for him to come on here and share ....

Yes relating to my personal issue with concern mentioned; don't really care these days as I wrote him off literally.

Re: Writing a MAC address to Joggler NIC

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:24 pm
by hawsey
Thanks for the explanation Pete :-) helpful as always .
I need a few more Jogglers to play with now ha ha , the four I gave are now all spoken for as part of my Sqplay plex server thingy set up ...

Sent by SlimKat FirePhone

Re: Writing a MAC address to Joggler NIC

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:41 pm
by pete
Goofing around went to another Joggler to install Windows 10 on the new 64Gb SSD drive. Goofing a bit with the configuration of the set up looks like I am installing Windows 10 iOT now.

Re: Writing a MAC address to Joggler NIC

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:59 pm
by Andrew1971
@pete any chance if the nic programming software please as link no longer working.
Many Thank's
Andrew

Re: Writing a MAC address to Joggler NIC

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:26 pm
by pete
Hello Andrew,

Here it is on Microsoft OneDrive:

This one is just the directory to write to a DOS boot stick.

hxxps://1drv.ms/u/s!Akj-Oin7_x0rgZJBRtyJ0hoWOzCuKw?e=JiNVez

It included the MAC ROM editor, Seabios ROM and Avaya ROMs. Recall that initially you have to install the Seabios ROM then you will be able to boot to a USB DOS stick.

Here is an image file of the DOS boot stick. I think it is the same as the above directory.

hxxps://1drv.ms/u/s!Akj-Oin7_x0rgZJD0GV3aT3O4dTtyw?e=N5GA2N

Re: Writing a MAC address to Joggler NIC

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:57 pm
by Andrew1971
Cheers Pete
Downloading now. going to try tomorrow. I will let you know how i get on.
Many Thank's
Andrew

Re: Writing a MAC address to Joggler NIC

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:01 pm
by Andrew1971
Hi All
An Update reread the 1st post and still no joy on trying it.
steps 4 and 8 what does LS mean
steps 7 and 10 is that done on linux or windows
I dont want to break the 1 joggler i have so being very careful not to.
Many Thank's
Andrew

PS
Just a thought can this be done with XP so it can be done off line
without internet.

Re: Writing a MAC address to Joggler NIC

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:16 pm
by pete
Hello @Andrew1971,

Weird here posted a step by step response yesterday and do not see it today.

LS is lower case ls and is the same as dir in windows.

It is easiest to boot in to a dos boot stick. Before you can do that though you have to write the seabios rom to the joggler rom.

I have put both roms on to the usb stick image.

Re: Writing a MAC address to Joggler NIC

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:47 am
by joggy
22)

to write 80:C8:62:00:00:01 on openframe you have to run
pg8168.exe /nodeid 80C862000001
(so without the :s)


23)
You need to reboot and press F7 for this. (the backup rom should be in root of disk named UPGRADE.ROM as described above)


the OS did not have ethtool installed so I did a 'dmesg |grep eth' and saw this entry:
[ 1.236998] r8169 0000:01:00.0 eth0: RTL8168c/8111c at 0xe0342000, 80:c8:62:00:00:01, XID 1c4000c0 IRQ 40

So I assume the programming worked.



But since ubuntu changed the address I had to change the MAC in:
/boot/network.yaml

macaddress: 80:c8:62:00:00:01

Re: Writing a MAC address to Joggler NIC

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:34 am
by joggy
Also to be able to press F7 I added an USB hub and put the keyboard and the USB stick in there.... Otherwise it was either keys or an usb stick ;-)

Re: Writing a MAC address to Joggler NIC

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:18 am
by pete
Apologies ...I am reading this for the first time and assuming you gave the jogglers each a unique mac address..

Here sync'd the unique mac address a bit to the IP address (last 2 characters) and name...joggler-01, joggler-02 ....