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Does our WiFi keep popping up on the login screen or does it say you logged in with too many devices?

Updated on March 19, 2024
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This solution applies if you are experiencing any of these problems when connecting to our WiFi “West Quay Offices”:

  • You have logged in to our WiFi with your device but on different days you kept getting the login screen popping up again on the same device. Please note that:
    • It is normal behaviour to get a login screen on your different devices once.
    • Also note that it is normal behaviour to get login screen once every 6 months
  • After you login, you get an error message stating that you have logged in on too many devices (but you did not in reality).
    • If you already got this error message once, you still need to let us know to clear the listed devices from your account, solution below will prevent this from happening again.

Explanation of problem

What is happening?

Devices use MAC addresses to identify themselves to networks and your device is using a randomized MAC address. Depending on how often your device randomizes the MAC address, each time our system sees a new device and thinks you are a new user, it asks you to identify yourself on the login screen.

Why do we track MAC addresses?

Our system tracks MAC addresses for a few reasons. West Quay Offices is a Smart Office, and we are working hard each day to make it smarter. We use technology at its fullest to give you a good living space. Devices in West Quay Offices adjust themselves to your presence. These devices include air conditioning, air purifiers, locks, coffee machines, and other resources. So if we know you are at the office, we can run the machines for you and for your resources.

We also check you in to the office space using your presence on WiFi. Otherwise, you need to check yourself in manually each time you arrive at the office. Check-in is very important, as described above, and you should also verify your membership level.

Bascically, we track MAC addresses because:

  • We will adjust our Smart Office machines and resources depending who you are
  • We will verify your membership level and open correct locks for you
  • We will make sure your PIN number is not compromised or used unauthorized by others

Why does your device use randomized MAC addresses?

Apple introduced MAC address randomization in iOS 8, to help secure user privacy. It is now available across Apple’s latest versions of macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS. It masks the identity of the device by creating a different randomized address for each Wi-Fi network (SSID) that a device joins.

Basically, when you are roaming through public networks, it helps you hide your identity so you don’t get tagged for your security on public open networks like airports, open networks in city centres, etc.

While you are in West Quay Offices, our networks are already secured, and this behaviour conflicts with our need to know who you are.


You need to disable MAC randomization on your device for our WiFI named “West Quay Offices“. If you are using Apple products like the iPhone, iPad, etc., Apple calls this Private WiFi address.

Please note that this procedure will only disable MAC randomization for our network, not for others, so you can continue your privacy settings for other networks as usual.

How to disable MAC address randomization

iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Settings app, then tap Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap the information button (i), next toour network “West Quay Offices
  3. Tap to turn Private Address off. If your device joined the network without using a private address, a privacy warning explains why.
Iphone Private Wi-fi Address Settings


Note: These instructions may vary slightly based on your device manufacturer.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Network and Internet.
  3. Tap WiFi.
  4. If you are not connected to “West Quay Offices” WiFi, connect first, does not matter to login or not
  5. Tap the gear icon next to the “current “West Quay Offices” wifi network.
  6. Tap Advanced (or View more on some phones)
  7. Tap Privacy. (or tap Mac Address type on some phones.)
  8. Tap Use device MAC.

Apple Watch

  1. Open the Settings app, then tap Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap “West Quay Offices“. If you haven’t joined our WiFi network yet, swipe left on its name and tap the More button “…”
  3. Tap to turn Private Address off.
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