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Been playing with networking a laptop and a music server to my desktop PC using an ASUS RT- AC66 router. Looking at ‘network places” on my desktop PC I see names of the PC, the laptop and the server as they are assigned in the laptop and desktop ( in this case AlandeskPC, Sonylaptop and Azuroff). I understand these are the NETBIOS names?

If I change the assigned names via settings for the 3 items the names in network places change accordingly.

However when I look at the client list for my ASUS router they are identified as AlandeskPC, Sony and Azur and they don’t change if I change if I change the individual names.

Just curious as to where the router gets their names from?






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The router gets what the client sends as its "hostname" when they negotiate DHCP.

In GNU/Linux it's the character string declared in /etc/hostname (don't know about Windows or MAC).


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However you're changing the name, break and re-establish the connection afterward. See if that gets done what you're looking for.

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