IP Address and Client ID

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Apple Fan 21, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Apple Fan 21 macrumors regular

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    Why does AirPort Utility see some devices as their IP address and not their client ID? Is there a setting to change so it will show client ID's?
     
  2. drsox macrumors 65816

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    You need to wait until the MAC number changes into a name or IP address. If you give your devices names, then eventually you will see their names shown.

    I guess it has to do with how recently the devices have been linked to the specific AE.
     
  3. Apple Fan 21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's just it, our iPads and iPhones have had ID Client names since day 1. Some show up, some don't and others are hit and miss.
     
  4. drsox macrumors 65816

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    Could be related to how device names are shown in local network protocols (in Win speak it used to be in Netbui). No matter what I do, my Epson Printer still shows up as EPSON3709F but my HP8100 is correctly displayed as Twig. Do your OSX devices show up properly ?
     
  5. Apple Fan 21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The only OSX system on my network is connected via Ethernet to a last Gen AirPort Express
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    What devices aren't working for you? On my network, Tivos have never reported their client ids, not do my Samsung Smart TVs or my Slingbox.
     
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