How to show iOS device name in router?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mikezang, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. mikezang macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Please check my router list, all PC and Mac are list with their name, but all iPhone and iOS are displayed in Unknown name, what an I do to show iPad, iPad Mini or iPhone4S?
     

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  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    What brand and model number is the router you are using (sorry I don't read your language)?
     
  3. mikezang thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It is a Japan maker's router, the character above MAC means "unknown name".
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Most modern routers have a section that you can create a DHCP reservation in it and then give it a custom name. You might would want to investigate doing that.
     
  5. mikezang thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It seems like there I can edit name.
    If I add "192.168.3.11 iPadMini" to /etc/hosts on my Mac, is it useful?
     
  6. satcomer macrumors 603

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    I would do it in the router. If you modify the host file now and in the future upgrade your Mac it might erase that host file.
     

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