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Could I see which devices are which from the IP addresses or hostname?


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abc1559

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I create a free wireless network with my wifi router app. It works well and you can see the IP address of connected device directly. But sometimes the addresses are changed. Is there any way to see which is which even they change the device's IP address?


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I create a free wireless network with my wifi router app. It works well and you can see the IP address of connected device directly. But sometimes the addresses are changed. Is there any way to see which is which even they change the device's IP address?

Hi abc1559 and welcome to Geeks To Go.

 

You could look up the Hostname of a device connected to you network via Windows command prompt:

 

  1. Click the Windows Start button, then "All Programs" and "Accessories." Right-click on "Command Prompt" and choose "Run as Administrator."
  2. Type "nbtstat -A %ipaddress%" at the command prompt in the black window that opens, substituting the IP address for "%ipaddress%".
  3. Review the results and find the NETBIOS table. Locate a row where the type is "UNIQUE" and find the hostname of the computer in the "Name" column for that row.

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