Client Description

Gian666
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Client Description

Hello,
why for some clients the description corresponds to the device name for some others it is displayed for example f9f36841-378a-45bd-9dd4-1727acb99425 ?

 

Thank you

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alemabrahao
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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.

I am not a Cisco Meraki employee. My suggestions are based on documentation of Meraki best practices and day-to-day experience.

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RaphaelL
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Hi ,


The eternal discussion about client description. 

 

Meraki’s client name’s are derived in this order: User-specified Name, MDNS Name (Bonjour), NetBIOS Name, DHCP Hostname

 

Why would Meraki prefer MDNS over DHCP ? That's an exellent question !  No one wants MDNS over DHCP except Meraki.

 

People have been asking for a way to choose / select the prefered order for years and it is still not possible.

Gian666
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Hello,

thanks everyone for the replies

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