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I goto myfiosgateway.com enter login and click network. Some device show up twice  but diffrent MAC ID's like tivo. Then there are some devices that show up like this "new-host1" new-host2" how can I get the correct names?

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@tbluhpdhq wrote:

I goto myfiosgateway.com enter login and click network. Some device show up twice  but diffrent MAC ID's like tivo. Then there are some devices that show up like this "new-host1" new-host2" how can I get the correct names?


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@tbluhpdhq wrote:

I goto myfiosgateway.com enter login and click network. Some device show up twice  but diffrent MAC ID's like tivo. Then there are some devices that show up like this "new-host1" new-host2" how can I get the correct names?


The "new host" devices are those that do not pass their DNS name to the router and therefore are not registered by node name.  You can always rename the devices in the router's network list.  There is an option to do so in the My Network view of the FiOS routers. 

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yes I was aware of this but I still don't know what belongs to what?

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First some devices have multiple MAC addresses.  The Tivo has an address for its WiFi adapter and another for its Ethernet adapter and I'm not sure if the MOCA adapter shares an IP with the Ethernet adapter as I'm not using MOCA on my Tivo Mini.

 

Same thing goes for PCs different MAC and IPs for various connection  options.

 

Many people find it easier to assign devices static/preferred IPs so it is easier to keep track of and identify what is connected to their network.   I have phones and VOIP in one range, NAS in another range, network devices in another, etc.

 

I then have a small range of IPs that I let the router assign.  Then when I look at a list of connected devices I can quickly see what is attached and if I don't recognize take whatever action is appropriate.

 

There are sites including Google that can help in some cases identify the manufacturer that owns/ registered a range of MAC addresses.   If it comes back with Apple you know you have an Iphone or Ipad attached.  If it comes back with the name of an obscure Chinese chip maker then its not much help.

 

I maintain an Excell spreadsheet listing all my device's MAC addresses and the IPs I have assigned.

 

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