Device list - no name if device is not on the static DHCP

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by zehninguem, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. zehninguem

    zehninguem Network Guru Member


    I'm very happy with Tomato 1.06 but I would like just to point a minor issue regarding the Device List functionality.

    All devices that are not defined as Static DCHP do not show their names at the Device List page.

    You can see the correct Interface, MAC Address and IP Address information for non Static DHCP devices but Name shows as a *. Devices defined with Static DHCP show their name correctly.

  2. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    under -> Basic -> Static DHCP key in your static IP and Hostname

    Now your static devices will appear with IP+Hostname under -> Device List
  3. fastpakr

    fastpakr Network Guru Member

    I don't think that's what he's asking, rather that he DOES get a hostname for static entries, but not for dynamic. I can't check this right now, as the only Tomato device I use as a DHCP server uses only reserved entries.
  4. StevenG

    StevenG LI Guru Member

    I noticed this and thought the same, but then I did see the PC name appear later. It either takes a while to show, or it was on a reboot of the PC that it appeared. Not sure, but I'll try to reproduce.
  5. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    I have noticed devices associated with the secondary WDS device never show there name in the device list of the DHCP host device.

    The secondary WDS unit never shows names.
  6. sumdumphat

    sumdumphat LI Guru Member

    My company laptop always shows as *.

    I notice if DHCP devices were assigned the same domain name as the Tomato router the devices host name will display correctly.
  7. StevenG

    StevenG LI Guru Member

    I think I was mistaken. I've been monitoring the device list, and you're right, mine does the same thing, no device name.

    Here's a question though, I'm only using the router as an AP, so why do I see the wired PC listed as if it was plugged into a LAN port? It's actually plugged into another router. Odd.
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