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When I log into my router, it lists my nest's hostname as its MAC address in the list of DHCP addresses assigned. Can I change the hostname in the Nest so it's easier to find my Nest on my router? I have enough devices on my network that I find it useful to know what's what without looking up MAC addresses.
FYI: I tried to change name that the router calls my Nest, but I cannot (it's a Trendnet TEW-731BR).
Thanks for your 2 cents.
As far as I know, there is no way to change the DHCP host name. I thought I had seen a product suggestion for this in the past, but I can't find it now. You could create one - I'd vote it up .
What you could do is log into the trendnet and setup the MAC address of your NEST to have a reserve IP. You'll pick an IP address that you haven't assigned to any other device (usually 2 to 100) and then the NEST will always have that IP and you may also be able to set the name that it will show up as on your network.
What you could do is log into the trendnet and setup the MAC address of your NEST to have a reserve IP.
And this is something that everyone should do in any case, because the Nest doesn't renew its DHCP lease (bug) and the router could end up assigning the IP address that the Nest is (incorrectly) using beyond the lease to another device.