Airport utility device comes up as .local?

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

  1. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2011
    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

    Feb 16, 2010
    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

    Feb 2, 2011
    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?


    Whoops sorry. Realized its due to wifi sync.

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