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  1. carpman

    carpman Member

    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?

    any ideas?


  2. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Carpman - this is how to get a static IP address for your phone:

    If you find this info helpful, click thanks on El Presidente's original (4 or 5 down in the following thread)
  3. carpman

    carpman Member

    Thanks for reply.

    I know how to setup a static via the phone, but this is of no use if you use different wireless connections which i do.

    I have also used Wifi-Static app to assign a static IP for my home network, but this can be unreliable.

    I have the ability to assign static IP to network device via mac address and hostname, i do this for my laptops fine.

    The questions still remains, how i find out what my phones host name is?

  4. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Can you do it by MAC Address? All HTC Android devices have a MAC address beginning 90:21:55 (as far as I'm aware).

    Which router do you have?
  5. carpman

    carpman Member

  6. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    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.
  7. dvhttn

    dvhttn Well-Known Member

  8. Fonzig

    Fonzig Well-Known Member

    If your currently using DHCP, most routers will show the IP & hostname in a DHCP Client list. Mine usually comes up as ANDROID_454687354687.
    What router are you using?
  9. carpman

    carpman Member

    Thanks for replies.

    I can find nowhere in smoothwall where it will show me the host name of desire?

    In the dhcp section it does not, if i give the phone a static IP it does not show it static dns page.

    This is odd as the commercial versio of smoothwall that is used in office will show dhcp clients details, but free version will not!

    I have a rooted phone so is there any file on the phone from which i can get the host name?

  10. carpman

    carpman Member

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  12. sonesh

    sonesh Well-Known Member

    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
  13. GMARKppt

    GMARKppt New Member

    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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