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  1. Mesbah's Avatar
    Checking my router I find names and MAC of all my devices EXCEPT MAC of my 950XL not even its name. Its name is given as UNKNOWN with a different MAC. Is there a guidance help for this issue on Microsoft web? Thanks.
    Last edited by Mesbah; 09-07-2016 at 06:20 PM.
    09-07-2016 06:01 PM
  2. melhiore's Avatar
    Checking my router I find names and MAC of all my devices EXCEPT MAC of my 950XL not even its name. Its name is given as UNKNOWN with a different MAC. Is there a guidance help for this issue on Microsoft web? Thanks.
    Do you have MAC randomisation enabled for that Wi-Fi network?? It is in the Wi-Fi network properties on the very bottom...
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    09-08-2016 01:01 PM
  3. PGrey's Avatar
    Try "Advanced IP Scanner" (v2), it's great at helping track down these issues.

    You can also use "arp -a" to look at the raw tables, for a quicker, but less visual solution.

    Melhiore is right though, if you have randomization enabled, this will be tricky to map/match.
    09-08-2016 03:38 PM
  4. Mesbah's Avatar
    Thanks folks, yes randomization is activated and I was hoping that at least in router stat I could see 950XL phone name instead of word UNKNOWN.
    09-13-2016 03:42 PM
  5. PGrey's Avatar
    Yeah, good luck with that, the "Unknown" naming issue.
    Most routers use the IP to match, not the Mac. Using a mechanism designed to obscure your device, but expecting it to be identifiable, is a bit of a misnomer, IMHO.
    09-13-2016 05:59 PM

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