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OpenVPN static IP - static MAC

IcewraithUK
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OpenVPN static IP - static MAC

Hi

I’ve set up the OpenVPN server on my Orbi, and devices seem to connect ok, the challenge is they seem to get a new random MAC address each time, which means I can’t assign them a static IP and they keep getting added as new devices in Circle.

Any idea how I either get static IP or MAC for the OpenVPN clients?

Thanks
Model: RBK53| Orbi Router + 2 Satellites Orbi WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Blanca_O
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Re: OpenVPN static IP - static MAC

Hi IcewraithUK,

 

Welcome to NETGEAR Community! 

 

It is strange that device randomly change its MAC address. Does it happen to a specific device or all devices connected to the network? Do you still see the issue if OpenVPN is disabled? How do you check the MAC address? 

 

Regards, 
Blanca 
Community Team

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IcewraithUK
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Re: OpenVPN static IP - static MAC

Hi

It only happens to devices connecting via OpenVPN, anything on the network behaves as normal but any client (win/Mac/smart) connecting using the OpenVPN gets a random MAC address. This didn’t happen with my previous OpenVPN server on pfSense, so I can only imagine it’s something to do with the implementation on Orbi?

It’s driving my Circle setup nuts though, as each time I vpn in it thinks it’s a new device...

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Blanca_O
NETGEAR Moderator

Re: OpenVPN static IP - static MAC

Hi IcewraithUK, 

 

How do you check the MAC address? What is the firmware version of the router?

 

Regards, 
Blanca 
Community Team

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Blanca_O
NETGEAR Moderator

Re: OpenVPN static IP - static MAC

Hi IcewraithUK, 

 

We’d greatly appreciate hearing your feedback letting us know if you need further assistance.

 

Regards, 
Blanca 
Community Team

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