A prior customer has bought a wii and xbox360 for his kids, but is having problems connecting them up (and connecting a newer/faster cable modem to the router)… all PCs are wireless.
So I work on the new modem, until I finally get it going after a few power cycles and peering at router firewall settings.
I then look at the Wii. It looks cool. Small, unobtrusive, unassuming, yet the wiimote controllers are great.
But the router has MAC filtering (which is good for security, but makes adding new devices more problematic). OK, how do I get the Wii MAC address? In general, MACaddresses are printed on a small sticker on the device itself (eg laptops, wireless cards, etc)… but not on the Wii.
But I eventually found the MAC address by reading wii mac
Ok, now lets try the xbox360… Hmmm, the interface is a little more confusing, and many settings are greyed-out… After much head-scratching it becomes obvious that the xbox doesn’t have built-in wireless networking… you need to purchase a wireless module!
Customer will go buy one, so I show him how to add a new device to the MAC filter in the router, and then I’m on my way again.