I have a Linux(Ubuntu) machine for my HTPC. It's running XBMC and I control it via my IR remote control. I don't have a (wired) keyboard to control it. It has Wifi adaptor but it's not installed. I also have a Sony Google TV (model NSZ-GT1) which runs Android 3.0 and have Wifi and an ethernet port. Luckily I was able to connect a wire from Google TV to XBMC machine and get internet connection. My wireless modem is far away and I don't have a long cable to connect XBMC machine directly to it.
With all weird setup I have, now I want to SSH to the XBMC to try to install Wifi adapter on it. XBMC show IP address and MAC address of machine. SSH-ing to IP times out.
Can I use MAC address for SSH to bypass Google TV? Is there anything smart in software side that I can do to avoid a lot of physical work?