Change Network Name

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by standingquiet, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. standingquiet macrumors 6502

    standingquiet

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    Birmingham, AL
    #1
    My Macbook Pro is called "unknown" on my home network with some random numbers after it. Is there a way of calling it something else?

    My wife's PC that is on the same network is called what she called her laptop "Kim's laptop"

    So why does my Macbook not show up as " Matt's Macbook Pro " ?

    Cheers

    Matt
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    #2
    Open System Preferences->Sharing and at the top of the pane set the Mac's share name.
     
  3. standingquiet thread starter macrumors 6502

    standingquiet

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    #3
    yeah thats been set as Matts Macbook from day one but still shows up as " unknown - (then the airport id number) " on my network.
     

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