Meraki MX Clients Screen Accurracy

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Meraki MX Clients Screen Accurracy

Questions about why what I see on the "Clients Window " are not accurate


The "Device Type" Column on the Clients screen, comes up with numerous device types that make no sense or are vastly incorrect.


Why is this?

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Some clients (devices) may misidentify themselves when specifying the User-Agent string field of an HTTP GET request. It will dependent upon the information that the client provides. 

Thank you for the response.  That makes a lot of sense.

They also use a bunch of fingerprinting methods, including LLDP, MAC address lookups, and traffic profiling, among other things. It's not an exact science, as you've seen. 

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I think my favorite example of this so far is a "Dyson XBox 360" I found the other day.

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