[mrtg] Distinguishing between Apple products

Steve Shipway s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz
Thu Apr 21 03:29:56 CEST 2011

Apple have many ranges of MAC addresses assigned to them; by investigation, I've been able to deduce that some groups are used exclusively by certain devices.  Unfortunately this is not always the case (some groups appear to be shared between several) but it allows us to make a good estimate on the smartphone/portablecomputer split using our network.


Steve Shipway
University of Auckland ITS
UNIX Systems Design Lead
s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz
Ph: +64 9 373 7599 ext 86487

From: Niall O'Reilly [Niall.oReilly at ucd.ie]
Sent: Wednesday, 20 April 2011 9:48 p.m.
To: Steve Shipway
Cc: mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch
Subject: Distinguishing between Apple products


Some time ago, you mentioned your very impressive wireless dashboard
(https://monitor.auckland.ac.nz/wlan.html) on this list.

I'm wondering what method you use for distinguishing the different
Apple products (you show distinct counts for iPhone, iPhone4, MacBook).
I don't see this level of detail in the IEEE OUI list.  Perhaps its
just myopia; if not, I'ld be interested to know your method.

I'm copying the list, as I'm sure I'm not the only one who will be
interested in the answer.

Thanks in anticipation.

Niall O'Reilly

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