Why is my WiFi extender
shown as "This device" on the Devices screen of the SENSE app?
have set up WiFi extenders, or repeaters, to boost the WiFi signal in your home
network, and set up your SENSE network so that your device with the SENSE app
is connected to the extender and the extender to the SENSE router, the WiFi
may be shown incorrectly
This device on the
Devices screen of the SENSE app.
This issue does not occur with
all WiFi extenders.
And when it occurs, it does
not only occur on the device with the admin app. Any device that is connected
to the WiFi extender may be reported incorrectly. For example, the router may
be detected as a Windows PC if there is a PC connected to it.
If the extender does not
support wireless distribution system (WDS) technology but uses the Proxy ARP
mechanism (a technique in which the MAC address of the extender is used for all
the devices behind the extender), SENSE cannot distinguish between the devices.
Based on the tests we have
carried out, to avoid the above-described issue, extenders supporting WDS
technology work best with SENSE.