dnsmasq-dhcp:not giving name to the DHCP lease because the name exists in /etc/host s.dnsmasq with address

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Nov 7 19:51:25 dnsmasq-dhcp[1165]: not giving name iPhoneS to the DHCP lease of because the name exists in /etc/host s.dnsmasq with address
Why did the router assign .22 to iPhone? Shouldn't it always assign .4?

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my guess: your "iPhoneS" was initially connected with IP and then, at some point, updated itself to iOS 14.x, and reconnected with a brand new Private MAC Address, thus a new IP address as well, hence the log entry: not giving NAME 'iPhoneS' to, because that network name is already in use by

to resolve this, simply disable Private Address on your iPhone and reconnect with its real-hardware MAC address.

to disable Private Address for a particular network in iOS:
Settings > Wi-Fi > Your WiFi Network > Info > Private Address, move the slider to OFF
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