From looking at the attached devices on each router, I have noticed that any computer connected directly to the Sky router's 2.4 or 5g wifi (I don't have any wired ethernet connections coming from the Sky router) also shows up as a connected device on the other router, but only sometimes does the Sky router show up as a connected device on the second router and all other devices directly connected to the Sky router don't show up at all on the second router?
Also, I am always able to connect and log into the Extender's admin page when there is a device connected to the extender's wifi, but not always at other times when there isn't? The device that is connected to the extender's wifi is given a virtual MAC by the extender (its actual MAC is also displayed), but that device is never shown as a connection to the older non-Sky router, even though it is connected to the extender which in turn is connected to the said second router's wifi? When I check the connected devices on the Sky router, the device which is connected to the extender, has the same MAC address as the second router (but not the virtual or real MAC listed on the extenders connected devices screen, but does have the same IP as listed on the extender's connected devices screen. Having said that though sometimes the device connected to the extender is showing up as the IP and MAC address of the second router (it fluctuates between the IP showing on the extender's connected devices screen and that of the second router).
I find this very puzzling, does anyone have any ideas? Is it something I should be concerned about? TIA
Edited by dwg1 (Thu 06-Sep-18 00:47:46)