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    Network MAC address

    by dl750 ·


    Hi all,
    I am connected to my home WiFi through my Mac book and my iPhone. When I log into my router admin/ advanced settings and view connected devices the MAC address that is shown for my iPhone does not match my actual iPhone MAC address. Is this normal?
    Thanks for any advice.

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    • #2413629
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      Your iPhone has at least 2 different

      by mrmacfixit ·

      In reply to Network MAC address

      MAC addresses.
      One for Wi-Fi and one for Bluetooth.
      Which one of the two is being displayed in your router?

      Did you ever had another iPhone connected to this router?

      • #2413628

        MAC address

        by dl750 ·

        In reply to Your iPhone has at least 2 different

        No, the MAC address displayed in my router is different from the Bluetooth address and the WiFi address of my iPhone. I’ve only ever had my iPhone connected to my router. It just seems strange that a different MAC address is showing as being connected.

    • #2413626
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      Here’s a NEAT thing about Apple.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Network MAC address

      Here’s the Apple article about that:

      Also you should see a different MAC address for the 2.4 and 5 GHz channels.

      While this random MAC address may not be on every Mac book (see article) it has been around for a very long time (computer years) for the iPhones.

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