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iOS 14 — Unexpected Network Issues

iOS 14 for iPad/iPhone introduces a new feature which uses a random hardware address (MAC Address) when joining wifi networks. The MAC Address is normally a fixed code, unique to each device. Using a random address makes it harder for a device to be tracked across multiple networks.

However this may give unexpected results on corporate networks if there is any sort of filtering being applied.

To disable the random address for a particular network:

  1. Join the network in question.

  2. Go to Settings

  3. Tap Wi-Fi.

  4. Tap the Network name.

  5. Disable Private Address.

  6. Tap Rejoin.

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