Ethernet - Ethernet.hardwareStatus()

Description

Ethernet.hardwareStatus() tells you which WIZnet Ethernet controller chip was detected during Ethernet.begin(), if any. This can be used for troubleshooting. If no Ethernet controller was detected then there is likely a hardware problem.

Syntax

Ethernet.hardwareStatus()

Parameters

none

Returns

which WIZnet Ethernet controller chip was detected during Ethernet.begin() (EthernetHardwareStatus):

EthernetNoHardware
EthernetW5100
EthernetW5200
EthernetW5500

Example

#include <SPI.h>
#include <Ethernet.h>

byte mac[] = {0xDE, 0xAD, 0xBE, 0xEF, 0xFE, 0xED};
IPAddress ip(10, 0, 0, 177);

void setup() {
  // Open serial communications and wait for port to open:
  Serial.begin(9600);
  while (!Serial) {
    ; // wait for serial port to connect. Needed for native USB port only
  }

  Ethernet.begin(mac, ip);

  if (Ethernet.hardwareStatus() == EthernetNoHardware) {
    Serial.println("Ethernet shield was not found.");
  }
  else if (Ethernet.hardwareStatus() == EthernetW5100) {
    Serial.println("W5100 Ethernet controller detected.");
  }
  else if (Ethernet.hardwareStatus() == EthernetW5200) {
    Serial.println("W5200 Ethernet controller detected.");
  }
  else if (Ethernet.hardwareStatus() == EthernetW5500) {
    Serial.println("W5500 Ethernet controller detected.");
  }
}

void loop () {}