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Rename a Client Hostname

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Cisco Meraki devices can identify the hostname of a client device using NetBIOS, Bonjour and DHCP. In some instances, the detected hostname may be undesirable. For example, 2 devices on the same network with identical hostnames or a device that has been identified by its MAC address. The hostname can be overridden within Dashboard by configuring a manual value. 

To manually edit the hostname, perform the following configuration steps: 

  1. In Dashboard, navigate to Network-wide > Monitor > Clients
  2. Click on the client in the list you wish to modify. 
  3. Click Edit details on the Client Details page. 
  4. Edit the Name field with the desired hostname. 
  5. Click the Save button.
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09:08, 3 Feb 2015


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