"Merge" Devices

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    Firewalla

    A better solution would be to disable the devices from changing MAC ... we thought about your solution as well, it just won't work, because people will not look at the alarms and do the merge, and it will create all sorts of problems;  the problems are mainly if you have policies applied to devices.

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    David Osborne

    "because people will not look at the alarms and do the merge"

    I don't see how this is a roadblock, since it would make no difference to such people if the option were added. 

    "the problems are mainly if you have policies applied to devices"

    What sort of problems? Would it be difficult to transfer policies assigned to the "old" device to the "new" one with a button click? And as for policies, are we really referring to assigned rules/groups?

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    Firewalla

    The problem here is really device changing MAC ...  And how to support random MAC.   For that, we highly recommend turning off MAC randomization when you are connecting at home, this way, the behavior of the system is predictable.  At the moment, only apple devices randomizes MAC addresses even if they are connected to the same wifi... android will always use one MAC on the same wifi. 

    Your device can change IP addresses, firewalla will still be able to track and apply policies to it by monitoring the MAC address. 

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