Device(s): Nexus 4 (CM 10.1)
HTC Desire HD (CM10.1 - retired), Acer A500 (CM10), Samsung Galaxy S (wife's phon
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Originally Posted by carpman
Hello, i wish to assign a static IP to phone using my router, but i need the host name of phone to be able to do this, trouble is can't find out what the host name for phone is?
Carpman - this is how to get a static IP address for your phone:
Originally Posted by El Presidente
First up, connect to your desired network.
Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> WiFi Settings -> Menu (the button at the bottom of the handset) -> Advanced Settings -> Tick the box which says "Use Static IP".
You'll then need to enter the options specific to that network.
The screen should look like this -
If you're connected to a network, the IP address you're currently using will already be displayed (as it is in the top of the picture), enter that into the IP address pull down.
Your gateway will be the internal IP address of your networks router. You can get this by accessing a PC, going to the start menu, typing CMD and pressing enter. In the DOS window which opens, type ipconfig and press enter. You'll see a load of info displayed, you're looking for something called Default Gateway, take a note of that then enter it into Gateway section on the phone.
Netmask will always be 255.255.255.0
I think you can leave DNS blank as DNS should be handled by the default gateway.
The above may or may not fix the issue, but give it a shot and report back either way.
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I've had a look at how my router is configured and my phones name on the router is the same as the it's Bluetooth name. I can't remember whether or not it was like that by default, or whether I've changed it so I can easily recognise from the routers admin panel.
Via the router, can you see connected devices? Look for that MAC and see what the router is calling it.
As Fonzig said, the host name will start ANDROID_...
My router gave me a list of Hosts, IP's and MAC's and lists ANDROID_...
What I can't find is this name written on the phone anywhere
On my HTC desire, the 15 digits in the hostname following "Android_" equates to the unique IMEI of the phone's cellular radio. The global GSM standard requires that this number is printed on the device but can also be found as follows:
1. In the phone app, press *#06# and the IMEI should appear in a popup window (not sure if this works for CDMA)
2. In Android, go to Settings / About Phone / Phone Identity / IMEI
What I'm also unsure of is how non-cellular Android devices generate their hostname as my tablet is using a hexadecimal sequence that doesn't look like the MAC address or the device Serial Number.
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