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More than one same name is shown in the list when the computer return home

Leomuzi
Community Member

Hi there,

I have a window computer, Even I block this computer with the.name to connect to the wifi, once it returns back home from outside, it can connect to the wifi with the same name when the others same names are still blocked. I have a long list of the same computer name now. Could you tell me what is going on please?

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MichaelP
Diamond Product Expert
Diamond Product Expert

Hello @Leomuzi 

It sounds like your Windows computer is configured to use a random MAC address, either for all WiFi networks or perhaps just for your home network. That would make it look like a different computer each time, even if it has the same name. I'm not a Windows expert, but this support page may help point you in the right direction to investigate: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/how-to-use-random-hardware-addresses-in-windows-ac58de34... 

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

@MichaelP, thanks for the help!

 

@Leomuzi, how's it going with your Google Wifi? Still need our help?

 

Thanks,

Edward

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, Leomuzi.

I'm just following up as well to see if you still needed any help or to see if you got things worked out. If you still need some input, just let us know.

Thanks.

Leomuzi
Community Member

It was resolved. Thanks so much!

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Great news, Leomuzi! Thanks for letting us know. I'm happy that all is resolved for you.

Thanks,

- Jeff