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You can update repeaters in a Netelligent 2008/2016 repeater stack in any
sequence. After the repeater with the SLIP connection is updated, it
re-initializes itself and retains its SLIP connection.
If a non-recoverable error occurs while downloading the Flash using TFTP over
SLIP, the firmware breaks the SLIP connection and performs a POST. You must
use XMODEM to initiate the remote Flash download.
Repeater MAC Address
The MAC address is a unique identifier assigned by the manufacturer to
distinguish individual nodes. If you use management software to manage the
repeater, you must know the MAC address to set the IP address. The MAC
address is marked on a label located at the upper right corner of the repeater's
The MAC address is a 12 hexadecimal (6-byte) character (for example,
000079580014) that consists of the following elements:
The first six digits are unique to the manufacturer (this number is assigned by
The second six digits represent the unique node identifier assigned by Compaq.
These six digits always begin with "5" (for example, 500000).
Netelligent 2008/2016 10Base-T Repeater User Guide