How do I split chromebooks into seperate entries in router?

  1. Sqrly's Avatar
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    How do I split chromebooks into seperate entries in router?


    I'm using a Cisco Lynksys EA2700 router.

    All my devices are setup with static ip's except for the 2 School Chromebooks the kids have that use Wi-Fi. I can not access the systems settings on those to setup static ip's so I set up DHCP reservations for them in the router and they do use those IP adresses.

    The problem is, in my Device List, the 2 chromebooks are merged into one device with 2 different adresses.

    I need to apply different parental controls to each one but cannot unless I can split them into two seperate devices in the device list.
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  2. zebal's Avatar
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    Can you set parental controls based on MAC address?

    Although know that today's kids are smart and they might figure out how to change it and bypass your controls.
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    zebal said:
    Can you set parental controls based on MAC address?

    Although know that today's kids are smart and they might figure out how to change it and bypass your controls.

    No, I must pick a device from the list, hence why I need to split them.
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    Sorry I deleted my post, because it looked to me you have the option off (did you change screenshot?):
    https://www.linksys.com/ca/support-a...icleNum=135864
    https://www.linksys.com/ca/support-a...icleNum=140978

    You don't seem to have many option to choose from.
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  5. Sqrly's Avatar
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    zebal said:
    Sorry I deleted my post, because it looked to me you have the option off (did you change screenshot?):
    https://www.linksys.com/ca/support-a...icleNum=135864
    https://www.linksys.com/ca/support-a...icleNum=140978

    You don't seem to have many option to choose from.
    Thanks but, your focusing on the wrong thing. I'm not asking about the parental controls.

    I need to know how to force the chromebooks to show up as seperate devices in the device list or at least why they merged into a single device.
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  6. zebal's Avatar
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    There isn't any issue with chromebooks, both have unique MAC address which makes them unique devices.

    Your router probably discovers them some other way around in addition to ARP, for example if both chromebooks are exactly the same model this may be the issue, but only manufacturer or their forums can answer why.

    You can try to click on "edit" (1st screenshot) and see if you can additionally mange single device.
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  7. Sqrly's Avatar
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    zebal said:
    ...both chromebooks are exactly the same model this may be the issue, but only manufacturer or their forums can answer why....
    This bring up a good point. They are "Chromebooks", they do not run windows.

    I'm so used to coming to these forums with networking issues that I didn't think about that. They are indeed identical Dell Chromebooks.

    I'll go find some Dell forums to ask about this issue.
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  8. zebal's Avatar
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    No this has nothing to do with dell, I would ask your question here instead:
    Linksys Community - Linksys Community
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