IP addresses

My Apple iPhone 8 that is not connected to a carrier just used on Wi-Fi has 4 IP addresses it doesn't have multiple SIM cards

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  • OrangeBucket
    OrangeBucket Member Posts: 16
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    It should be listed under one IP address but it will say it has multiple IP addresses if it has been seen on a number of different IP addresses on the network lately. When connecting to a network using dynamically allocated IP addresses a client device may request the same IP address it had last time (if available, and the server honours such requests), or the server may choose to allocate the same address, or neither. It sounds like the combination of your phone and router tends to result in the address varying.

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  • rooted
    rooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 893
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    What makes you think it has 4 IP addresses? This isn't really possible, likely they are previously known addresses.

  • Firefly13
    Firefly13 Member Posts: 4
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    It says under devices this device has multiple ipaddresses and there listed it was 2 last week now it's 4

  • rooted
    rooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 893
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    Could you attach a screenshot? I'm guessing you mean in the Fing app it has a + with multiple addresses on the iPhone 8?

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  • rooted
    rooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 893
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    It can happen when you have multiple subnets as well.