Numbers after AirPlay - What are they?

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  1. Zhazell, Apr 8, 2012
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    Zhazell macrumors newbie

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    Can someone clarify what these numbers are after the AirPlay device?

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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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.)
     
  3. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Interesting. I've never seen those before and they don't show up on my list of devices. All 5.1 non-JB. I must be missing something. :)
     
  4. Zhazell thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, sorry for the double post. I didn't know where to put it. Thanks for the explanation!
     
  5. Peace macrumors Core

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    You should learn how to use the timg tag also. :)
     

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