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  1. #1
    Ian
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    I have a successful wlan connection between the phone and the router. I am
    trying to tighten security by only allowing certain machines to connect.
    The router obtains the mac address but the device name is missing. I have
    been unable to successfully change this field. I have checked in
    Menu>Tools>Home media>Settings>Device Name but this is not the correct
    setting as the device name as shown by the router continues to be either
    UNKNOWN or -- depending where you look.

    Any help gratefully received.
    Regards
    Ian





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    Re: N95 wlan connection to NETGEAR WGR614v7, adding the N95 to the router's allow list

    On Wed, 16 Jul 2008 18:25:17 +0100, "Ian" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I have a successful wlan connection between the phone and the router. I am
    >trying to tighten security by only allowing certain machines to connect.
    >The router obtains the mac address but the device name is missing. I have
    >been unable to successfully change this field. I have checked in
    >Menu>Tools>Home media>Settings>Device Name but this is not the correct
    >setting as the device name as shown by the router continues to be either
    >UNKNOWN or -- depending where you look.


    the name you are changing there is the name the n95 will appear as for
    sharing content, it's not the wireless device name.
    it appears that the n95 does not broadcast a name when it connects to
    a wireless router.
    if you are restricting access on your router based on mac address then
    the name should be irrelevant anyway, the mac address must match. I'd
    advise giving it any name you wish though it could be your router
    requires both name & mac to match...



  3. #3
    Ian
    Guest

    Re: N95 wlan connection to NETGEAR WGR614v7, adding the N95 to the router's allow list

    Thank you for your answer, unfortunatley my router does insist on a name,
    and the name as well as the mac address must match. I will email nokia and
    see what they suggest. But thanks for the reply
    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > On Wed, 16 Jul 2008 18:25:17 +0100, "Ian" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>I have a successful wlan connection between the phone and the router. I
    >>am
    >>trying to tighten security by only allowing certain machines to connect.
    >>The router obtains the mac address but the device name is missing. I have
    >>been unable to successfully change this field. I have checked in
    >>Menu>Tools>Home media>Settings>Device Name but this is not the correct
    >>setting as the device name as shown by the router continues to be either
    >>UNKNOWN or -- depending where you look.

    >
    > the name you are changing there is the name the n95 will appear as for
    > sharing content, it's not the wireless device name.
    > it appears that the n95 does not broadcast a name when it connects to
    > a wireless router.
    > if you are restricting access on your router based on mac address then
    > the name should be irrelevant anyway, the mac address must match. I'd
    > advise giving it any name you wish though it could be your router
    > requires both name & mac to match...






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