I have been robbed
Amongst other things my Asus eee b202 was stolen. Happily they didn't find my core or NAS.
I have now purchased a new asus eee b202 to replace the stolen one. My question is:
Can I change the mac address under the media director section (in web admin) to match the new asus NIC? Theoretically, it might just work without generating a new MD and having to configure it.
Anyone ever done this?
Sorry to hear of your break in.
Yes you can swap the Mac address of an MD... it works best if the MD you replace it with hardware with the same spec. Just go into Web Admin -> Devices -> Media Directors and then just update the 'Mac' field with the new devices Mac address, click 'Save' at the bottom of the page and then do a reload router. Now just power up your replacement MD and let it PXE boot as usual.
We do this all the time. It is especially useful if you have a hardware failure and need to replace an MD (in our case for one of our customers) but equally useful in your situation where you have had an MD stolen!
All the best