Preventing Dropped WolfieNet Wifi Connections from Private Wifi Addresses on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch

To help prevent dropped wifi issues on campus, do not use private wifi addresses for WolfieNet on iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, or Apple Watches.

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Last Updated: September 22, 2020
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Starting with iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7, iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, or Apple Watches can use a different MAC address with each Wi-Fi network.

HOWEVER, using these private Wifi addresses for WolfieNet may cause wifi connection issues on campus. 

If your WolfieNet wifi connection keeps dropping on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch, turn off private address for WolfieNet (Private wifi addresses are available starting with iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7).

private address off for WolfieNet Secure

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