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samliddicott
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Some devices invisible to Whole Home WiFi - possible cause

I just set up 2 disc Whole Home Wifi, and it seems pretty good;

 

BUT one of the devices on our network (Wiley Fox Swift 2 x mobile phone) never shows up in the Connected Devices list.

 

If I turn off both discs, then it's internet access ceases, and only returns when I turn them on.

 

The first byte of the mac address is: aa, signifying local unicast.

 

All the other recognized devices have the first byte of the mac address as: *4 or *8, NOT a local mac address.

 

So is it possible that MAC addresses set as locally administered are "invisible" and can't be regulated?

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAC_address

 

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tribunepind
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Re: Some devices invisible to Whole Home WiFi - possible cause

I had a similar issue with a xiaomi redmi note 4, connected to a whole home disc but sometimes does not show as online in the app.
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samliddicott
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Re: Some devices invisible to Whole Home WiFi - possible cause

Could you please post the first byte of the mac address so we can test the theory that it is the LOCAL bit non-zero that causes this?

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tribunepind
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Re: Some devices invisible to Whole Home WiFi - possible cause

C4
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samliddicott
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Re: Some devices invisible to Whole Home WiFi - possible cause

Thanks -- this rules out that theory.

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