Changing mac Device name

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by james1758, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. james1758 macrumors regular

    james1758

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    #1
    Hi all,

    Wondering how to change my macs device ID to show up on the wireless network. On the Sky Hub router page its currently 'UNKOWN', presume its not a Sky Hub setting and a Mac setting that needs to be changed. If it is actually a Sky Hub setting I'll post this over in the sky forums.

    Cheers,
    James.

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Have you looked at System Preferences > Sharing > Computer Name yet?
     
  3. james1758 thread starter macrumors regular

    james1758

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    I went to Sytem Pref > Network > WIFI > Advanced > TCP/IP > Changed configure IPv4 from manual to 'using DHCP' > Changed 'DHCP Client ID' to 'James-Mac'

    It seems to have worked when I go on the router settings, not sure exactly what I did change but it worked haha :D If you know what I've actually done then please explain :p

    Edit: and I did try the sharing option earlier but didn't work
     

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