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Chromecast connects several times with different MAC's

MarcusR
Community Member

I have found that our chromecasts connects several times to the router. Same IP-address but with different MAC-addresses. It can connect up to 10-15 times over a day.

I have no other issues with the network at home.

 

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djtetei
Silver Product Expert
Silver Product Expert

Your Chromecast device cannot have more than two Mac addresses (one for LAN and one for WAN).

MarcusR
Community Member

I know. Thats what bothers me.

In the Router log I can see the same IP-adress 192.***.***.248, but with several different macaddresses.

djtetei
Silver Product Expert
Silver Product Expert

Are you shure there are no intruders on your network?

MarcusR
Community Member

Pretty sure. I check in on our main-router each day, its always updated and I also have wireshark to look at traffic if I want to. We have 6 routers all in all, but the other 5 are all set in AP mode (cable connected - none is on wireless AP).

I cant see any suspicious traffic from the two chromcasts we have in the network either.

I reboot the mainrouter once every day (automatically) and manually from time to time when I see this issue. I don't have the multiple mac address on a single IP for anything else than the two chromecasts (one attached on the WLAN from the main router, the other one is on an AP)