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By silvertonesx24, Member on 19th November 2011, 06:40 PM
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Just updated my HD7 to the update with internet sharing. After this, I can confirm that every time I reboot my phone, I get a new mac address. Which prevents me from connecting to my MAC-address-filtered wifi. I've done it 6 times and gotten 6 unique MAC addresses.

Does this happen to anyone else's phone? HD7 specific? or all phones with internet sharing? My internet sharing is turned off.
19th November 2011, 06:49 PM |#2  
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That's strange, I've never heard of a device with a dynamic MAC address before. Does your phone have one printed under the battery?
19th November 2011, 06:58 PM |#3  
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Nope, just IMEI, SN and PN. No MAC address.

This must be related in internet sharing somehow.
19th November 2011, 07:20 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by silvertonesx24

Does this happen to anyone else's phone? HD7 specific? or all phones with internet sharing? My internet sharing is turned off.

I can confirm this on my HD7.
MAC changes on every reboot.
19th November 2011, 08:23 PM |#5  
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I confirm too,i have the issue of mac adress changing every reboot
& my wifi is not visible since the update,My wifi is N and i can only see wifi G near me but not mine
19th November 2011, 08:37 PM |#6  
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for me too : mac adress change after shutdown.

for time don't shutdown the phone to have same mac adress with my internet box.

htc support tell me that they will answer on monday.

but i think it's a big problem with this update...

19th November 2011, 11:44 PM |#7  
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That's a bit strange. Normally you can't change MAC's for yourself, only spoofing is possible. If WP is really changing the MAC adress with every reboot, WP needs a valid MAC adress block licensed from IEEE, otherwise it would be a violation against IEEE.
19th November 2011, 11:48 PM |#8  
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I thought mac address we're never aloud to change!?
20th November 2011, 12:21 AM |#9  
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Lol that's illegal as all hell, a dynamic mac address
20th November 2011, 03:16 AM |#10  
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Gotta be a glitch in the firmware surely? No way that's allowed. Your definitely sure it's not a dynamic IP address you're seeing?

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20th November 2011, 03:21 AM |#11  
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ive also asked this question a couple of days ago right after applying the htc internet sharing update. and ive posted my question here (entry #38) and people provided good answers about it. hope this helps
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