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PeteK
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SoundBridge/ Netflix Player MAC address range?

Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:35 am

Gang--

Sorry for double posting, but this post has hung in the Netflix forum for a while without a reply, so I thought maybe the readers/moderators of this forum may be better able to answer the question.

Hello--

I'm a developer for linuxMCE (http://www.linuxmce.com), an open-source Linux-based home automation system. We use MAC addresses to detect when new devices are attached to the network and configure to use them. Right now, we have a range of MAC addresses for Roku that we use to detect when a soundbridge is plugged into the network. We simply use the first three bytes of the MAC address to set the bounds of the range.

It looks like the Netflix player's MAC addresses (at least the one I bought) is in the same range. Does Roku have a range of MAC address dedicated to each, or do they share a single range?

Thanks!
-PeteK
 
dupondt
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Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:21 am

Hi PeteK,

a belated welcome to the forums.

Search for "Roku" in this document:

http://standards.ieee.org/regauth/oui/oui.txt

You'll find more information here.

Greetings
dupondt
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PeteK
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Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:32 am

Dupondt--

Thanks for the information and the quick reply. However, this only provides the block of MAC addresses assigned to the company as a whole. What I'm seeking to do is differentiate between the two products (Soundbridge and Netflix Player). Ideally for me, Roku would have a non-overlapping subrange within their OUI for each product.

Thanks,
-Pete
 
RokuLyndon

Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:33 am

This is a rough map.

I can't guarantee the accurace of this map, and it's subject to change.

The mac address is not the best way to identify products. The SoundBridge, for example, supports SSDP and Apple Bojour, which are good ways to identify a product.

HD1000 products:
00:0D:4B:00:00:00 to 00:0D:4B:03:4E:20

Soundbridge products:
00:0D:4B:03:4E:21 to 00:0D:4B:23:FF:FF
00:0D:4B:30:00:00 to 00:0D:4B:33:FF:FF


Brightsign products
00:0D:4B:24:00:00 to 00:0D:4B:2A:FF:FF
00:0D:4B:34:00:00 to 00:0D:4B:34:FF:FF


Netflix player products:
00:0D:4B:35:00:00 to 00:0D:38:FF:FF


Note: We will be adding more to this range.
 
PeteK
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Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:12 am

Thank you very much for this!

I agree that MAC address-based detection is not ideal by any means, but it forms a pretty good lowest-common denominator for a diverse range of products from a wide range of manufacturers.

I understand that you do support more sophisticated protocols that may be handy to use that interface for better functionality. I'll definitely keep that on the list.

Can you verify the range for the Netflix player? I'm guessing you meant:

00:0D:4B:35:00:00 to 00:0D:4B:38:FF:FF

If I can hijack my own thread, I asked a question before in the Netflix Player forum, but I haven't found an answer on IP-based control of the Netflix Player. Is this something that's on the table for one of the firmware updates?
 
PeteK
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Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:02 pm

Hi--

It's been a while, so I thought I'd check back to see if you've made any additions to your assigned MAC address ranges. Based on the popularity of the Netflix player, I thought you might have expanded the MAC address range :D

Thanks!
-Pete

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