MAC address is used to identify and differentiate multiple BluOS players that are in Hotspot mode during a large installation. MAC address is also required if you are setting DHCP reservations for your players on your network router.
Like all internet-based products, a unique MAC address is assigned to the network interface cards of BluOS players.
BluOS players have two different MAC addresses:
- One for the wired Ethernet network card
- One for the wireless network card
Note: Bluesound VAULT models have only one MAC address – for the wired ethernet network card as these players do not support wireless connections. For more information on their network capabilities, refer to this Help Center article.
The MAC address of the connected network card (wired-ethernet/wireless) is displayed in the BluOS Controller App.
- In the BluOS Controller App, under the left Navigation Drawer, select Help > Diagnostics.
You can also check the white sticker on the bottom* of the player to locate the wired ethernet network card-MAC address of the BluOS player.
If the sticker is damaged, inaccessible, or the player is connected using the wireless connection - the MAC address can also be found on the router's web-based setup page under the router's client table.
- * For Bluesound NODE (Gen1), POWERNODE,(Gen1), and VAULT (Gen1), the sticker is located on the back of the player.