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Numbers after AirPlay - What are they?

Zhazell

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 7, 2012
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Can someone clarify what these numbers are after the AirPlay device?

 
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Intell

macrumors P6
Jan 24, 2010
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Those mean that device is the 2nd or 7th device on the network to use that hostname. The addition of a number is a feature of Bonjour networking that Airplay uses to see other Airplay devices. What's causing it on your network are ghosts of your own devices not clearing themselves properly. When the device reconnects to your network or gets a new IP address, it see these ghosts and renames itself to not conflict with the ghost device. Harmless, yet annoying.

(Psst: You only need to post this once.)
 

Zhazell

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 7, 2012
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Yeah, sorry for the double post. I didn't know where to put it. Thanks for the explanation!
 
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