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Question on 582N and MAC Addresses

Luzern
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Question on 582N and MAC Addresses

I have three hardware items connected to the router, two wi-fi the other by Homeplug. The wi-fi items are an Ipod and and internet radio.
I would like to know if it is possible to substitute the hardware's name, e.g. Ipod, for the MAC Address to make identification easier.
I hope someone can help. Please! Smiley
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Re: Question on 582N and MAC Addresses

Not related to the 582 but I use Network Scanner to identify equipment on my network and a 'friendly name' can be associated with each MAC.
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Dan_the_Van
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Re: Question on 582N and MAC Addresses

I assume you are talking about the 582n GUI
From memory I think you
Click on Home network > Click in the MAC Address> Click on Configure.
You can change the name here, you can also change from 'generic device' to what the device actual issue. I use PDA for a iPod.
Hope that helps
Dan.

Luzern
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Re: Question on 582N and MAC Addresses

Thank you both.
@Strat I'm struggling with that one trying to get a friendly name in router GUI in place of MAC Address
@ Dandroid I cannot see Configure option.
Edit  Oops, I was looking in wrong part of screen. Embarrassed All now solved.
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.