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My boy has dicovered that deleting the wifi network on his phone and then reconnect will move is devices from managed device to unmanaged device in circle. It there a way around this? This trick is way too easy and should not work!! 

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@steinarness wrote:

My boy has dicovered that deleting the wifi network on his phone and then reconnect will move is devices from managed device to unmanaged device in circle. It there a way around this? This trick is way too easy and should not work!! 


Do you have his phone in the Advanced Tab->Setup->LAN Setup where each time it connects it gets the same IP address?

(Confession: I do not use Circle, but no one has volunteered a solution so far.)

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Which Orbi device are we talking about here?

 

Have you tried this issue in the section given over to Circle?

 

Circle Smart Parental Controls - NETGEAR Communities

 

 

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@steinarness wrote:

My boy has dicovered that deleting the wifi network on his phone and then reconnect will move is devices from managed device to unmanaged device in circle. It there a way around this? This trick is way too easy and should not work!! 


Circle will not move a device to unmanaged devices by reconnecting to the wifi. No way!

Seems that your boy is smarter than that! Smiley Happy The only way add a device as unmanaged device in Circle is by making the device use a different MAC address. Seems that your boy is either reconnecting through a repeater that you have at home or if the device uses different MAC addresses for different bands or some other way to change the MAC address.

The solution is simple, you will get a notification on Circle for every new device that joins the network, just add that new device (new MAC address) to the boy's devices, at some point he will get out of ideas to get new MAC addresses! Smiley Very Happy

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