I posted this question a few months ago in a different forum and received one reply which was confusing.
I want to add Ethernet to my Mega 2560 project. I want the RJ45 to be accessible at the back of my project box extending through the backplate but I would rather not have the 2560 there. A "remote" interface seems to be better for my application than a shield. Any ideas?
I am now at a point in my project where I am ready to implement an Ethernet capability.
One of the devices suggested was the WIZ850io. However, I wrote to their tech support and was informed that it does NOT come with a MAC address. It seems to me that this would make it unusable to the hobbiest community. So I am still looking.