A fundamental aspect of many home automation projects is the ability to connect an Arduino to the internet to allow easy control of inputs and outputs from anywhere in the world. A crucial part of achieving this connection is to set up a MAC address for your Ethernet connected Arduino. A MAC address is a unique identifying number that is needed in the data link layer of a TCP/IP network. To find out more about how to setup MAC addresses checkout the following link.
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