iOS 8 MAC Radomization

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by pellets007, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

    pellets007

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    At school, my MAC address must be whitelisted to join the network. Considering that Apple now randomizes MAC addresses in the name of privacy...

    Does this mean that the WiFi Address in Settings > General > About is potentially a false number?

    If so, how can I go about getting my phone whitelisted for the school's network?

    Thanks.
     
  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    Its only random if it isn't connected to any wireless network. What you see in the menu is the true address and it will work.
     
  3. pellets007 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    pellets007

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    Awesome, just what I needed to hear. Thank you!
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    That makes sense because it doesn't make sense to have an ever changing MAC address. Why have one at all, if the numbers will be changing all the time. What apple did will increase security when not on a network, and not hinder folks who try to connect to a network
     

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