My Pi's MAC changed


Something has become intermittent in my Pi setup lately so last night I took it don from its roost and re-imaged the SD card from the PiAware 3.5.0 image file. It’s working, but now my MAC is different from the address listed on stats page. So FA sees it as a new receiver that needs to be claimed. Is this typical?

I sent my beloved out for a new SD card just in case that’s the problem…


MAC address is no more used to identify & assign station number and linking to account.
A “Unique Identifier” is now used.

Every time a new image is written, Flightaware assigns a new “Unique Identifier”, and a new station number.

If you want to retain old station number, go to this page:
Bake a Pi, Option-1
Go to , Item 5 © “For retaining existing station number and it’s stats” and follow instructions.


Unique Identifier at Stats page (You should be logged in to your Flightaware account to see the Unique Identifier)


Well, that fixed the ID problem, thanks.