Was looking at my Netgear’s router status page where it shows each device’s MAC address, IP address and device name. Of the five devices it shows the proper IP address, MAC address, and al but one has a good device name. The Linux system (SuSE 12.3) has a device name of “unknown”. Is there a way how to have the Linux system have a device name?
I suspect that your Linux system isn’t a device as far as the router is concerned and that the MAC address it is using will belong to your Ethernet or Wireless adapter each of which will have a different MAC address. So the ‘unknown’ probably refers to your adapter rather than your Linux system.
I have a Netgear router, WGR614, and it does not show the device name for my wirelessly connected laptop. I am using network manager.
On my desktop, using an Asus router and ifup, the device name does show properly. However, my nook and my blu-ray player do not show a device name. I expect they do not have one.
On 2013-10-13 05:06, kalten wrote:
> robin_listas Wrote:
>> Where I am right now, there is a “Netgear genie” and I don’t see any
>> names. Or O don’t know which screen should display them.
> On the Netgear Genie version of my router, I see device names here:
> [image: http://paste.opensuse.org/images/62417399.png]
> Note: this screenshot will be available 1 week from the date of this
I see… the same screen in mine is a bit different:
On 2013-10-13 22:26, deano ferrari wrote:
> I’m using NM (KDE4.10, openSUSE 12.2), and my hostname is sent
> automatically. An examination of /var/run/nm-dhclient-wlan0.conf shows
> that it is set by the network manager
I was using the gnome version of network manager. I can not test that
again, I am on a different location now.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)