Displaying Comp name in router table

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by nitropowered, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. nitropowered macrumors regular

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    Ok, I have 3 computers running Panther all running off a D-Link Di-614+ wireless router. In the DHCP routing table, it diplays the MAC address, assigned IP address and address expriation date. However, it does not display the computer name. When I had Windows computers conencted to my network, their computer names were displayed. This is the same with the D-Link Di-774 which my dad has at work in his office. His Mac will not show the name but the rest of the Windows computers will. Is there a way to make it display the name? It would make my life a lot easier since I would not have to go to the computers manually to figure out the ip's.
     
  2. slowtreme macrumors 6502

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    Try turning on Windows fileshareing to publish the machine names.
     
  3. nitropowered thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have enabled Windows File sharing and added "netbios name = ibook" to the smb.conf file and it still wont show.
     

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