Clarification about seeing two clients connecting to RT-AC86U through the same device

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I have Asuswrt-Merlin 384.14 installed on a RT-AC86U and I see some wired and wireless devices
in the clients list that signal that two clients are connecting through the same device. In the release before this
(384.13) this happened only for VMs sharing the WIFI with my PC (Virtual Box VMs) and that I could understand, instead now I have also two smart phones (?!) showing this behavior and this is something I can't understand. One of the smart phone is connect through a Netgear AP so it results wired the other is connected directly to the router using the 5GHz band.
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