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Network device name

Created Wed, 24 Feb 2016 00:03:35 +0000 by ltheoret


Wed, 24 Feb 2016 00:03:35 +0000


I have 2 network boards the ChipKIT WF32 and the WiFire. My problem is when I connect to my local network with these as servers, they do not have a name, they show up as unknown-device on the DHCP server. I need to go to my router and check the IP address and guess witch is witch. I want to be able to access these board from any device phone whatever on the local network by name. Is there a way to do this. I am using the server demo deWebIOServer, that I modified to my needs.

(For remote apps I am playing with the ChipKIT uC32 and YUN Shield.)



Wed, 24 Feb 2016 09:11:28 +0000

My guess is that the easiest way will be to allocate static IP addresses to the devices on your router. Each of the boards should be programmed with a unjque mac address, and the DHCP server can use that to always allocate the IP you choose.

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:27:10 +0000


Thanks, I was afraid of that.