[Sticky] iOS 14: Important configuation necessary
iOS 14 is now changing the MAC address (network adapter ID) when connecting to a (new) WLAN (primarily for hotspot WLANs, so they can not identify you've already been connected in the past).
eBlocker uses the MAC address to identify each device in a LAN to set all device depended settings. If iOS 14 changes the MAC address, eBlocker can not identify the device, but assumes it's a newly connected device. This "new device" gets the standard settings of course (all previous device configurations can not be applied).
There is an easy fix: On your iOS 14 device go to Settings>Wi-Fi. Choose your home network. Disable the option "Private Address" (see screenshot attached).
BTW: This will also help that your iOS 14 devices always get the same IP-address if using other (non eBlocker) DHCP servers (ie. your FritzBox).
new Android devices have the same "feature" 👎
@pio78 Can you provide info how to configure Android to not change the MAC for the local LAN?
(I'm in a Google free zone - so Android is not in reach... 😉)
- Open the Settings app.
- Select Network and Internet.
- Select WiFi.
- Connect to the wireless network
- Tap the gear icon next to the current wifi connection.
- Select Advanced.
- Select Privacy.
- Select "Use device MAC"
Disable MAC Address Randomization in Android 9
"In Android 9, a developer option can be enabled (it is disabled by default) to cause the device to use a randomized MAC address when connecting to a Wi-Fi network. A different randomized MAC address is used per SSID."
Thanks for this hint to the iPhone.
My wife do the upgrade and switched to use device Mac 🙂