MAC address is used to identify and differentiate multiple Bluesound 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 Bluesound players.
Bluesound players have two different MAC addresses:
- One for the wired Ethernet network card
- One for the wireless network card
Note: Bluesound VAULT/VAULT 2/VAULT 2i has 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.
You can check the white sticker on the bottom* of the player to locate the wired ethernet network card-MAC address of the Bluesound player.
If the sticker is damaged, inaccessible, or the player is connected using the wireless connection - the MAC address can be found on the router's web-based setup page under the router's client table.
Note: * For first-generation players – Bluesound NODE, POWERNODE, and VAULT, the sticker is located on the back of the player.