1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    - 2x Nokia 6 with the same Wi-Fi MAC Address
    - First half of MAC address (cc:f3:a5) indicate Chi Mei Communication Sys instead of Nokia

    I ordered 2 Nokia 6 4 GB 64 GB smartphones on Oct 10th via Amazon Spain, and fulfilled by THEPHONESCLUB (waiting for a reply from them) for my wife and I. From the first day, we've had problems connecting to the home wifi (only one of us could connect at a time), and I assumed it was a problem with the router. However, the other day we were using a public wifi, and we had the same problem.

    I started digging into the problem, and it turns out that both phones have the same Wi-Fi MAC Address (cc:f3:a5:df:e1:f0). What is even more concerning is that the the first half of the MAC code is not Nokia, but rather Chi Mei Communication Sys (see various lists online that show MAC vendor codes).

    - WHY is the MAC address not a Nokia MAC address?
    - Is there any solution to this problem without returning the phone?

    Thanks for any help you can give.
    11-16-2017 04:07 PM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    🙋Chi Mei Communication Systems, Foxconn and Nokia are, according to my brief search, all involved in the manufacture of the Nokia Android devices, so the MAC code is perhaps not surprising.

    Try contacting Nokia customer support about the duplicate addresses.
    xocomaox likes this.
    11-16-2017 06:24 PM
  3. xocomaox's Avatar
    They should not have the same MAC address, as these are meant to be unique by design.

    One will have to be changed, but this is something that I would leave up to the manufacturer.
    belodion likes this.
    11-16-2017 07:01 PM

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