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Topic # 79204 14-Mar-2011 21:51
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Hi

I have an LG P500 and seem to be having some issues finding settings, or information on settings.

Will Android take a DHCP reservation address?

Can you change the name of the client hostname of the device?

Thanks
 

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  Reply # 448390 14-Mar-2011 23:00
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Android does DHCP by default. AFAIK you can't set a client hostname (at least through the GUI)

If you hit the menu button while in the wifi settings you'll get an advanced menu.



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  Reply # 448417 15-Mar-2011 07:21
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I mean a fixed DHCP address, not set through the phone, through the DHCP server

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 448432 15-Mar-2011 08:14
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jfanning: Hi

I have an LG P500 and seem to be having some issues finding settings, or information on settings.

Will Android take a DHCP reservation address?

Can you change the name of the client hostname of the device?

Thanks
 


Should do. If you've set your reserved address range in the router, set a fixed ip on your phone matching a number in the range and connect. Reboot your phone and re-set your phone to DHCP. That's as I think it would work. No guarantees as I'm not a network monkey. :D

Reservation addresses are more commonly used for setting print servers, IIRC, so I'm curious as to why you need it unless you have a really complex network (with loads of potential conflicts. But, hey, whadda I know).

Don't have a clue about client hostname settings, sorry.

On another note, you still contributing to AI?

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  Reply # 448498 15-Mar-2011 11:21
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This is probably ROM specific but in CM7 you can set the hostname under Settings > Applications > Development > Device hostname



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  Reply # 448655 15-Mar-2011 18:45
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ArtooDetoo: 

Should do. If you've set your reserved address range in the router, set a fixed ip on your phone matching a number in the range and connect. Reboot your phone and re-set your phone to DHCP. That's as I think it would work. No guarantees as I'm not a network monkey. :D

Reservation addresses are more commonly used for setting print servers, IIRC, so I'm curious as to why you need it unless you have a really complex network (with loads of potential conflicts. But, hey, whadda I know).

Don't have a clue about client hostname settings, sorry.

On another note, you still contributing to AI?

Cheers,
R2D2



I've tried that and the phone always gets a general address, not the one I assigned it.  

I have all my devices on reserved address and assign them quotas and bandwidth restrictions with Gargoyle, but the phone is the only device that doesn't want to play ball.

Contributing to AI?  I suppose that is one way to put it.  Yeah I still post there from time to time, although they don't like me there as I don't own an iPhone 

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  Reply # 448662 15-Mar-2011 19:14
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jfanning:

I've tried that and the phone always gets a general address, not the one I assigned it.  

I have all my devices on reserved address and assign them quotas and bandwidth restrictions with Gargoyle, but the phone is the only device that doesn't want to play ball.

Contributing to AI?  I suppose that is one way to put it.  Yeah I still post there from time to time, although they don't like me there as I don't own an iPhone 


Sorry that the suggestion didn't pan out dude. If all else fails, I guess a fixed ip will at least give you a measure of control.

I've stopped posting at AI entirely. I received a slap on the wrist for a rather sarcastic response to a personal attack, and had the post deleted by MG who sent me a PM with an announcement that I had been a naughty lad and had earned some demerits. The veteran who attacked me, on the other hand, got no such rebuke. I politely responded to MG that I didn't care to contribute to a site where the mods played favourites and could they please remove me from their user database.

I assume they have done. Very rabid bunch over there. :D

Buy yourself a cheap 3Gs and you'll be in their good books.

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  Reply # 449201 17-Mar-2011 12:30
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ArtooDetoo: Sorry that the suggestion didn't pan out dude. If all else fails, I guess a fixed ip will at least give you a measure of control.

I've stopped posting at AI entirely. I received a slap on the wrist for a rather sarcastic response to a personal attack, and had the post deleted by MG who sent me a PM with an announcement that I had been a naughty lad and had earned some demerits. The veteran who attacked me, on the other hand, got no such rebuke. I politely responded to MG that I didn't care to contribute to a site where the mods played favourites and could they please remove me from their user database.

I assume they have done. Very rabid bunch over there. :D

Buy yourself a cheap 3Gs and you'll be in their good books.

Cheers,
R2D2


No worries, I'll just have to live with it the way it is.

I should stop posting to AI, i find them the same, I've had a couple of warnings now, usually for correcting someone that has stated something incorrectly.

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  Reply # 449218 17-Mar-2011 13:13
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I have had to use MAC reserved DHCP IP's on my network for my HTC and partner's Samsung as for some reason our phones worked the first time they connected then the second time would get stuck waiting for an IP address. Seemed to be common problem with 2.2 phones. After using IP reserving they now work perfectly.

I actually think it's the router that's the problem, currently using a tp-link one, but shifting house soon and will switch to a new asus n16 that should rip the tp-link to shreds.

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