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    Airport Utility Displays MacBook as IP address

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    Airport Utility Displays MacBook as IP address
    Hi,

    I've got an annoying niggle with the new style Airport Utility, when i connect my iPhone and iPad the utility displays them with the device name, same for my Wii and a windows laptop that we have in the house but for some reason my MacBook shows as the IP address and not a name.

    I know this is a tiny issue and wouldn't bother most people but it really annoys me why it does this.

    Any ideas?

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    Airport Utility Displays MacBook as IP address
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    Don't suppose you could throw a screenshot of it up here?

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    Airport Utility Displays MacBook as IP address

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    Airport Utility Displays MacBook as IP address
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    What have you got your computers DNS settings set as? Also do you have a name listed in the Sharing section of System Preferences, also might be worth checking what your NetBIOS name is when you go into Network, Advanced, WINS

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    Airport Utility Displays MacBook as IP address
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    I have the same issue with some, not all, of my devices. Since I use MAC Addressing to allow network access, all devices have a name assocuiated with their MAC Adress and it should correlate them to the IPs when displayed in that window. Unfortunatly not all of them show the assigned name. I think this may be a bug in the software personally.


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    Airport Utility Displays MacBook as IP address

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    Quote Originally Posted by halo200 View Post
    What have you got your computers DNS settings set as? Also do you have a name listed in the Sharing section of System Preferences, also might be worth checking what your NetBIOS name is when you go into Network, Advanced, WINS
    I've attached a screen shot of my DNS settings page. I've got a name listed in the sharing section as what i want it to display as so it doesn't seem to be that. The NetBIOS name is different but i've tried to change it with no luck, it's just reverts back.


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