AirPort Software Updates Changed My Hostname?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by LPZ, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    After I installed today's AirPort Admin Utility and Client Software updates, my hostname (as seen in my prompt) had an "-2" appended at the end. Rebooting did not remedy it; eventually I used the Edit button at the top of the Sharing preference pane.

    Anyone else notice this?
  2. Zyniker macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2008
    That's relatively normal. It's part of how Apple tries to avoid conflicts with multiple machines on one network having the same 'name'...though it is nice to know the new firmware has, at least, a chance of doing that. (Yea, it bugs me, too, when my machine gets renamed. :p)

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