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eeupdate32 utility question


Hi Maecenas_Intel,

I am asking this question for @rpinsky .

We have been running software what used the eeupdate32 utility to write and read the mac address to the i210.  We recently upgrade software to run 64 bit linux.  So we changed to use eeupdate64e.

What we found was the that the eeupdate64e does write the mac address successfully to the i210, but when we read it back, it still has the previous mac address.  When we reboot, then we see the newly programmed mac address.  When we used the eeupdate32 utility on our older 32 bit OS, we could read back the newly programmed mac address without having to reboot.

Is there a way to retrieve the newly programmed mac address without rebooting?



Mary on behalf of RPinsky

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Hello, @MaryT_Intel:

Thank you for contacting Intel Embedded Community.

You should confirm that the affected implementation fulfills the requirements stated in the answers to the questions 2.25 and  2.10, on pages 9 and 7 of the Intel(R) Ethernet Controller I210/I211 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document # 335346. This document can be found when you are logged into your Resource & Design Center (RDC) privileged account on the following website:


Also, please use the latest version of the tool mentioned in your communication. It is included in the Intel(R) Network Connections Tools 25.2 (at this moment) PV LAN Software Tools document # 348742. It can be found when you are logged into your RDC privileged account as well, on the following website:


The RDC Account Support form is the channel to process your account update request or solve any inconveniences with the provided sites. It can be found at:


Best Regards,

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