Double entry in the device list

Michael_c Member Posts: 3
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Strangely enough, since a few days, my iPhone Xs Max appear twice in my device list with 2 different IP addresses and two different MAc addres....I deleted both, but they came back. They are never "together" on the network... 2020-09-18 at 09.14.07.png?dl=0

Any idea why?

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  • DavidF
    DavidF Member Posts: 34
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    Do you have two different SSIDs, one for 2.4WIFI and one for 5ghz WIFI? 
    I suspect that the iPhone has a different mac for each network 2.4 and 5ghz. The iPhone uses mac randomization for an extra layer of security so each different network gets a different mac address. 
  • Michael_c
    Michael_c Member Posts: 3
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    Hi David,

    thanks for your answer. I don't think I have two different SSID for the  2.4 and 5 Wifi (but I will check). But as I installed the Beta Version of IOS 14, I suspect that they have introduced this as a security layer as you mentioned...

  • Jack
    Jack Member Posts: 54
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    @Michael_c you can disable this random address in iOS by clicking on the the i next to the wifi name and there is an option to disable the random address for that network.