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VR1600v v2 Android random MAC address sometimes have no Internet connectivity

Level 2

Hi there,

Seems like the TPLink VR1600v router has problem with privacy/random MAC address. Whenever my Android phone connects to the wifi, there will be wifi connection but no Internet access. It will only work after I disable random MAC address. Is there any firmware fix for this? I'm running on 0.1.0 0.9.1 v5006.0 Build 220518 Rel.32480n




Hi @jaylong . Your firmware is latest.

Can you check the VR1600 System Log for DHCPD messages when your random MAC wifi device connects. There should be DISCOVER, OFFER, REQUEST, ACK. 

Compare messages when you connect using the device's real MAC.

Are there any settings with specific MAC addresses?

Level 2

Hi David,

I was checking on the settings and realised it could be due to me being confused and mixing up the settings between LAN DHCP allocation (allocate MAC to IP address) with the Security's IP & MAC Binding (Only allowing specific MAC to use specific IP). Will continue to observe.