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    Question Router Names
    Hello All,

    I have an issue with how my Mac is showing up on my router. My mac is showing up as Ake I & II in my router. At first I thought maybe my mac got compromised so I reloaded my system last night including erasing the drive. It is still showing up as the same thing. I have gone into network>advanced>wins and the netbios name is showing something else and I even tried to change that and save it. Any help on this is greatly appreciated.

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    Showing up as that name where? Is it showing up as a DHCP client? If so, make sure the NetBIOS name is set to what you want it to be. If it is the case, you'll need to restart the network services on the machine (to make sure they take effect) and the easiest way to do this is to simply restart the machine.
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    I have tried rebooting with no change to the name. It shows under attached devices>device name in my netgear router settings. I also checked the ip and it is the one my mac is showing. Thank you for your help on this.
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    Please I am still stumped by this....any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you
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    Can you take a screenshot of the location where you see this and upload it here for us?
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    On your Mac open System Preferences then Network. Are you connected Wired or Wireless? If Wired click on Ethernet then on advanced then on WINS. What is the Netbios name there?

    On my Dlink DIR-655 is shows that exact name under connected devices.

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    As I said in a previous post dtravis7 I have gone into the wins under wireless and the wins name shows YabbaDabba and the router still shows something different. Here is the screenshot.
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    Any suggestions? I have tried everything and it is still showing the same thing and I am stumped
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