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command line method to list device names

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by akb, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. akb

    akb Regular Contributor

    Sep 25, 2016
    I can not seem to find a method to retreive device names on my ac88u. running arp -a shows ip, address, and network, but not the device name. I seen in other posts arp -a will also show the device name, so something most be different with the ac88u. Is there a nvram get command to list the names?

    Ideally I am looking for a command that will show the following for my ac88u
    1.) Device Name
    2.) Mac Adress
    3.) IP Address
    4.) Network Connection
    5.) How long it has been connected

    Many thanks, sorry for multiple posts with questions, but I am really appreciating the great responses!
  2. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

    Mar 31, 2014
    There's no reliable way to get that information, especially the connection time. But "arp -a" ought to return the host names assuming it's in the router's DNS. Have you installed a different version of arp?
    # /sbin/arp -a
    cpc83661-xxxxxx.net (82.28.xxx.yyy) at 00:01:5c:7a:fa:47 [ether]  on vlan2
    H49N5700.home.lan ( at 64:6e:69:2b:c8:0d [ether]  on br0
    Stream-83i.home.lan ( at 00:22:61:ab:ab:c2 [ether]  on br0
    PS4.home.lan ( at b0:05:94:25:d8:b3 [ether]  on br0
    Anns-iPad.home.lan ( at 4c:b1:99:a1:60:c0 [ether]  on br0
    zen.home.lan ( at 94:de:80:c5:79:52 [ether]  on br0
  3. Jack Yaz

    Jack Yaz Part of the Furniture

    Apr 20, 2017
    Check that using dnsmasq as a caching resolver isn't disabled in tools
    ColinTaylor likes this.
  4. akb

    akb Regular Contributor

    Sep 25, 2016
    :p Doh! issue resolved, thank you!
    Jack Yaz likes this.