Device Name & Netgear Router
ugob at camo-route.com
Sun Feb 12 13:27:59 PST 2006
Gerard Seibert wrote:
> I have a Netgear Cable/DSL Router - RP614v3 that connects two WinXP
> machines with two FreeBSD 5.4 machines to each other. The router is
> connected to a Cable Modem, but I do not think that is relevant to this
> On the router's configuration screen, under maintenance is a "Attached
> Devices" menu item. This will list all four machines connected to the
> router with their respective MAC addresses. However, only the WinXP
> machines have their 'Device Name' listed.
> I was wondering why this is. I cannot seem to locate any specific
> information on the Netgear site regarding this. Everything works fine,
> so I assume it is not a serious problem.
Probably just because the router makes a request for the netbios name of
computers. If you don't run samba on your freebsd box, it gets no
answer, so no there is no serious problem about that.
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