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Device MAC addresses wrong

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Threeshoes
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Registered: ‎07-03-2023

Device MAC addresses wrong

I've just upgraded to Plusnet Hub Two, replacing my old Netgear D6400.  While browsing the control pages of the Hub I noticed that there were many "Unknown" devices connected to the Hub, so I looked at the MAC addresses, and none is right.

The MAC addresses of my iMac, for instance, is different from that shown in the Devices list, likewise my iPhone, iPad, and those of my wife.

Is there a glitch with the Hub Two, or is it a result of Apple's "Private Relay" system – except that that is supposed to disguise the IP address and destination URL when browsing the Web, not the device's MAC.

Any ideas, anyone?

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Dan_the_Van
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Re: Device MAC addresses wrong

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Hi @Threeshoes welcome to the forum.

It's not an issue but a feature of Private Wi-Fi addresses

See https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211227 

HTH

Threeshoes
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Registered: ‎07-03-2023

Re: Device MAC addresses wrong

it’s a feature!  Thanks for that reassurance, and welcome 🙂

 

Chris