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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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Your iPhone has at least 2 different

by mrmacfixit Moderator 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?
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MAC address

by Dl750 In reply to Your iPhone has at least ...

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.

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Here's a NEAT thing about Apple.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Network MAC address

Here's the Apple article about that:
https://support.apple.com/guide/security/wi-fi-privacy-secb9cb3140c/web

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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