Airport utility device comes up as .local?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by metsjetsfan, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    When i goto airport utility one of my ios devices shows up as iphone.local, does anyone know what the .local means?
     
  2. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    That's the network identity it has on your local network. If you had a Macbook Pro named MBP, it would be accessed by other computers on your local network at: MBP.local.
     
  3. metsjetsfan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks them why dont my other devices have it and how can i remove the .local from my iphone? How do other devies access my iphone? Is that thru airdrop?

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    Whoops sorry. Realized its due to wifi sync.
     

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