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Old 09-12-2009, 05:24 PM   #1
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TiVo MAC address

I'm using a Tivo Series 2 and a wired ethernet to USB adapter. I need to register the Tivo with my school's IT center using the MAC address to access the interent. The problem is I can't get the MAC address from the Phone/Network page because I need to connect to the internet to get through the Guided Setup. So is there a way for me to find the MAC address before going through the Guided Setup? I can't seem to find it on the outside of the Tivo, and I don't think the USB adapter has its own MAC address.
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:19 PM   #2
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The MAC address isn't on the TiVo model you have. It is on the USB adapter in your case.

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Old 09-12-2009, 06:27 PM   #3
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I thought the adapter had a MAC address only if it was wireless. I can't find it on the adapter or in any of the documentation. It is an SMC 2208 USB-Ethernet adapter.
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:12 PM   #4
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No, all network adapters have a MAC address. Normally there'll be a label with the model, serial, and MAC address printed on it.

If you still can't find it, can you temporarily hook it to a phone line and complete guided setup that way?
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:12 PM   #5
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Alternatively, you could possibly connect the adapter you have to a computer and install the driver for it -- and get the MAC address that way

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Old 09-12-2009, 09:56 PM   #6
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Or you could wire the TiVo & Adapter to a router that you can access - the router status will tell you the adapter's MAC address.
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:22 PM   #7
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If it's connected to the TiVo, the network status screen should give the MAC address
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:22 AM   #8
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Sounds like the OP is stuck in GS and can't get to the network status screen.
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:44 PM   #9
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Oops, missed that. Sorry.

There should be a label on the adapter with digits formatted as xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx (six pairs), along with the FCC registration number. Might need a magnifying glass to read it. Unless the adapter is used and the label is gone, it is required to be there.
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:22 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the help, connecting it to my computer to get the MAC address worked perfectly.
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