Device Name & Netgear Router

Gerard Seibert gerard at
Sun Feb 12 13:00:05 PST 2006

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.

Gerard Seibert
gerard at

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