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    Default Can we change our N7 "devices name" so on a network it shows a name we give it?

    When I look at all the attached devices on my router my N7 shows as "Android (and a serial number??)". Can we change that to something else? Like could I rename it "Bob's Tablet?" I'm only asking the Device Name. Not the IP address or the MAC address.

    For example, on a Windows PC you can change your computer's name and that name is what shows as attached devices on your router. I am wondering if we can do the same thing on our Nexus devices.
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    Default Re: Can we change our N7 "devices name" so on a network it shows a name we give it?

    WiFi must be on (enabled).

    Settings > WiFi > tap on the 3 dots (overflow or menu icon) in the upper right > WiFi Direct > Rename Device
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    Default Re: Can we change our N7 "devices name" so on a network it shows a name we give it?

    Quote Originally Posted by RumoredNow View Post
    WiFi must be on (enabled).

    Settings > WiFi > tap on the 3 dots (overflow or menu icon) in the upper right > WiFi Direct > Rename Device
    I think that only changes the name on Ad-hoc network setups, not on the network when you are attached to an AP. I believe you can only accomplish what you are asking is by rooting and finding a method that way. I seem to remember seeing another thread on here or XDA about this.
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    Default Re: Can we change our N7 "devices name" so on a network it shows a name we give it?

    Quote Originally Posted by dcleveng View Post
    I think that only changes the name on Ad-hoc network setups, not on the network when you are attached to an AP. I believe you can only accomplish what you are asking is by rooting and finding a method that way. I seem to remember seeing another thread on here or XDA about this.
    Ooops... Right you are...

    Here's how with root and a terminal emulator.
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