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Connected devices show up as mac addresses

I just got got a DPC3941T wireless gateway and I am trying to manage the connected devices.   Some devices show up with a hostname that is the devices mac address.  I would like to modify the hostname so it is more meaningful to me than a mac address, is this possible?

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Re: Connected devices show up as mac addresses


@lherron7 wrote:

I just got got a DPC3941T wireless gateway and I am trying to manage the connected devices.   Some devices show up with a hostname that is the devices mac address.  I would like to modify the hostname so it is more meaningful to me than a mac address, is this possible?


 

 

 

I have your gateway and you can actually name those device mac addresses so it's more easily idenfiable to you.

 

On the home administration screen click on "View Connected Devices"  under the list of connected devices.

 

Each listed device now has an "Edit" box.  Click this box.  You'll see "Comments" at the bottom.  In the box enter the name of the device.  Then click "save"

 

Now when you click "View Connected Devices" and click on each underlined mac address, you'll see your comment as to the name of the device.

 

I have to admit this is all pretty convoluted and what's frustrating is with earlier firmware you could name each device once and it WOULD replace the 'mac address' in the listing so you wouldn't have to click on anything to remind you what it was.  I guess this was too easy and logical, so in Comcast's infinite wisdom they changed it to this method.  I guess it's better than nothing.

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Re: Connected devices show up as mac addresses

Thank you for this info AlanD ! Didn't know that any CC firmware has this amount of robustness.... 



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