I'm having hostname issues. Can someone please advise.

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Hello community! Thank you for your previous help with my printer details and clarifying that I'm not crazy! I appreciate it! I have received a new router fresh out of the box and have configured it without issue. I am wondering about the hostname nomenclature convention that the fingbox uses. As seen in my screenshots the hostname for a device designated as "Router AP" is seen as

"unknown fingbox Mac.attlocal.net"

Other devices are showing the same incorrect device Mac naming convention in the hostname field. Can someone clarify or advise that the issue is known and being handled it please let me know if I'm crazy or not again? Thanks in advance! The router so also seems to be jumping on and offline if anyone may be able to help with this. Thanks again

Jarred



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  • kltaylorkltaylor Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 1,228
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    Hi @KoalaTeaTime and @kltaylor
    For the hostname, I believe unless you have configured manually the hostname on your access point or router then it will show a made up hostname along with the ISP name at the end.
    @KoalaTeaTime - have you configured a hostname for your router/AP?
    @kltaylor - is this your understanding of things as well?
    Let me know so we can investigate further.
    Yes, that would/should be the case.  Hopefully, @OP will let us know so we can pursue this or list it as solved.
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  • VioletChepilVioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Hi @KoalaTeaTime
    I'm checking with @Robin on more details about this.
    I'll be back soon with more info. 

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    Hello community! Thank you for your previous help with my printer details and clarifying that I'm not crazy! I appreciate it! I have received a new router fresh out of the box and have configured it without issue. I am wondering about the hostname nomenclature convention that the fingbox uses. As seen in my screenshots the hostname for a device designated as "Router AP" is seen as

    "unknown fingbox Mac.attlocal.net"

    Other devices are showing the same incorrect device Mac naming convention in the hostname field. Can someone clarify or advise that the issue is known and being handled it please let me know if I'm crazy or not again? Thanks in advance! The router so also seems to be jumping on and offline if anyone may be able to help with this. Thanks again

    Jarred


    Is this a modem/router device from AT&T?
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
    -Warden Anastasia Luccio, Captain
    Linuxbox1
  • VioletChepilVioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Hi @KoalaTeaTime and @kltaylor
    For the hostname, I believe unless you have configured manually the hostname on your access point or router then it will show a made up hostname along with the ISP name at the end.
    @KoalaTeaTime - have you configured a hostname for your router/AP?
    @kltaylor - is this your understanding of things as well?
    Let me know so we can investigate further.

    Community Manager at Fing

    kltaylor
  • Linuxbox1Linuxbox1 Member Posts: 20
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    I have not configured that so all is as it should be then. Thanks again!


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  • VioletChepilVioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Fabulous @KoalaTeaTime

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