Maccast 2016.03.16

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 564. Apple’s event confirmed for March 21st. iPhone 7 rumors increase. Apple’s FBI fight heightens encryption debates. Apple News gets new ad formats. Ransomware follow-up. Flaky HomeKit? Check your router. Mail Move To Shortcuts. Thing of the Moment: RadTech Sleevz for iPad Pro.

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  1. Andy Campbell | Mar 25 2016 - 11:21


    Hope you are doing well. I really enjoyed your networking DHCP reservations piece on the March 16th show. We often have printer problems that I believe may be related to switching IP addresses and I’m hoping that DHCP reservations may cure the issue.

    I did want to point something out that might be an issue though. I am in the process of documenting all devices on my network along with their MAC addresses and I am attempting to assign DHCP Client IDs which is where I ran into a little issue. You indicate in the show notes that on an iOS devices the DHCP Client ID can be found under:

    * Settings–>General–>Network–>Select the network
    * Under ‘DHCP’ add a ‘Client ID’

    Unfortunately I cannot find “Network” as an option under General in Settings. I haven’t updated yet so I am running 9.2.1 (13D15). Actually I can’t find “Network” anywhere in Settings except under “About” and that is not a selectable option it appears to be the cell phone network you are on, AT&T for me.

    So what am I missing, it’s probably staring me right in the face and I’m overlooking it again and again…I hate it when I do that!

    I did have one other question concerning mac addresses, I haven’t decided whether to use MAC addresses or DHCP Client IDs but I noticed on my devices that I hook up to the network both wirelessly and via a hard wire connection (my MacBooks mostly) they have separate MAC addresses for the wired connection and the wireless. Does this mean you have to make two separate DHCP reservations for the one device? If so this might be a reason to go with DHCP Client IDs vice MAC Addresses. To do that, I will need to find the client IDs on my iOS devices.

    As always, thanks for the show, you put together a great product!

  2. Andy Campbell | Mar 27 2016 - 02:11

    Replying to my own post here,

    I managed to figure out where the DHCP Client ID is on iOS devices, I found it under Settings ->Wi-Fi and selecting the network I’m currently on. Under the IP Address section, DHCP tab, Client ID is the 6th item down. Now my next challenge, figuring out how to assign DHCP Client IDs on PCs (yes unfortunately I have a few that my wife uses) running Windows 8. I’ve found a couple of forum posts asking the same question but no answer yet.