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Give HTC Hero a network name?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by smakme7757, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. smakme7757

    smakme7757 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi there,

    I was wondering if it is possible to give the HTC Hero a network name. For example when i look at my routers status it lists all connected devices. My-PC, Sister-PC ect... and the MAC address of each device, as it should.

    However the HTC Hero name field is left blank. I know it is the Hero seeing as the MAC matches the device. Does anyone know if it's possible to give the phone a network name?

    Thank you



  2. Slug

    Slug Check six!

    Aug 1, 2009
    Mobile phone retail
    Inverness, UK
    You can't ordinarily, as simply accessing a wireless AP doesn't require a name as it's not actually connecting to the LAN. If you install something like an FTP client or an SMB-aware file manager they'll probably require a device name to identify any shares.

    Edit: it might be possible to associate a "friendly name" with a specific MAC at the router end.
  3. smakme7757

    smakme7757 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Ok no worries, it's not important, but it was worth while asking anyway.

    I have noticed that with FroydVillian 1.5 it has a network name of Android-xxxxxxxx (random numbers and letters) although i reverted back to Villian 12 as my camera kept Force quitting and i need the camera to work :).

    Anyhow no worries. Thanks for the reply!

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