Time Capsule wireless clients list

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Anuba, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Anuba macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2005
    What determines how a device is identified on the wireless clients list?
    Currently it's a mixed bag of 1) Names that I've assigned devices, 2) IP numbers and 3) MAC addresses. The latter two suck. There's zero consistency and identification seems arbitrary on a per-device basis. One day my MBP will be listed by name, the next day by IP number. My retired D-Link router listed them by name, surely Apple's own router should be able to retrieve and remember them.
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Seems like it's not an exact science, huh?

    Perhaps you could use the DHCP reservations list to assign IPs to the various devices. Doesn't do what you're asking for, but you'll always know the IP of each device without looking.
  3. drsox macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2011
    It's a learned process in my experience. To start with it's a MAC number, then it's a name. It's always better IMO to assign a name to MAC with a fixed IP address in TM or AE and then you will know.

    Other than checking for rogue intruders onto your WiFi, it doesn't really matter.

    Personally I always give names to devices to which I can assign IP addresses and then use these in TM/AE.

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