Adding an Apple TV 4 to one address active MAC network, what a task.

Not sure if this is the right place to post this.

I helped someone get their 4 ATV connected to a network address mac-compatible. Normally it's pretty easy. WIFI MAC address are on the box or the documentation. Not so in this case. How Apple has it set up I could not just go to "Network' page blah blah" About"page and get the address. I had to actually connect the Ethernet of the ATV in the router and then access the routers GUI to get the Ethernet address and then add this address to the allowed devices and continue with the implementation.

Once I get it set up when connected via Ethernet and "update" the ATV went to find the MAC address of WIFI and even, it was a bit a task, lol. Of course I had to unplug the Ethernet to find, but when it appeared he ended up at the bottom of the page almost not visible and this page won't let me scroll down to exit the faded area, that is. Incredible. At least, I found and could add to the list of devices 'allowed', lol. Maybe there is an easier way, but I'm not hang something like that every day it's like a new learning experience, whenever I'm helping someone hang one of these devices.

I could not use my iPhone for the configuration because I needed to add the address ATV4 to the network wifi enabled devices. Also, I could not use the iPhone to the owner because it fell recently and has connection "issues."

I hung it in the end and work and maybe this can help someone else.

Does anyone else have experience? Is there an easier way?

I'm still learnin'

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