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Odd problem here. I just turned on my hotspot and after a few minutes the blue ribbon is claiming that there are 2 connections. I am not at home, and my phone isn't hooked up to my computer.

When I saw that there were two connections, I fired up kali and monitored my network. Sure enough, there were two stations... with the same MAC address.

How is this possible?

  • What exactly was in the arp table? iCloud can have multiple devices connect so it might be harmless. What happens when you choose a new key to join the SSID? – bmike Aug 4 '17 at 14:22
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Apple devices using iOS8 (and presumably later) allocates random MAC when browsing hotspots to prevent phones being tracked. It is possible that some other device has already used that MAC.

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