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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by brokenclaw, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. brokenclaw

    brokenclaw Lurker
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    We have multiple Android phones, including my Incredible, in our house on our wireless network. Is there a way to assign a name to each phone so that they are identified on the router like computers and other devices are? Currently the Android phones just show up as "unknown" device. The Wi-Fi is secured with 128-bit encryption, so I'm not concerned with the neighbors connecting, but it would be nice to be able to see which phones are on the network at any one time.
     



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  2. moxyspirit

    moxyspirit Newbie

    I see what u mean, no way to name your phone to ID on network. I secure my wireless network by MAC address only. when i look at the DHCP Client List, I can see the unknown w/ the Mac address to the left

    Not sure why u wouldn't be able to name the phone, u can w/ the bluetooth.
     
  3. sabrewings

    sabrewings Android Expert

    Might want to increase that security if you're worried about people getting in or capturing your info. I could be in your network in about 3 minutes (MAC spoofing) and without that I can listen to all your passwords and credit card numbers with no encryption. ;)
     

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The HTC Droid Incredible release date was April 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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