Name my Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ncarnall, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    How can i name my Air so that when I look at my router connected devises it shows my Airs name same as it does for my iPod?
  2. macrumors demi-god


    System Preferences > Sharing > Computer Name:
  3. macrumors 6502a


    I would call it Miroslav Stoat-Gobbler III
  4. macrumors member

    Thanks. But, this is already set, but doesn't show this name on my router?


    Lol, cheers for that.
  5. macrumors demi-god


    What does the router show?
  6. macrumors member

    the router displays the ip address and the mac address but under device name it doesn't show anything
  7. macrumors demi-god


    You might try changing the name in System Preferences, to see if the changed name shows up.
  8. macrumors member

    Just tried it and made no difference?
  9. macrumors regular


    Click the Edit button there - does it show the IP or the computer name? If it shows the IP, then change it to the computer name and that should set you straight
  10. macrumors demi-god


    If you read the thread, you'll see they already tried that.
  11. macrumors member

    Yes, I've tried that already but thanks for trying to help.
  12. macrumors member

    Try setting DHCP Client ID

    Most likely, your router gets that name from DHCP.
    Go to syspref, network, advanced, TCP/IP, fill in a DHCP Client ID.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    I find that name very appealing for some reason...

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