1. jdbii's Avatar
    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.
    07-03-2014 05:07 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    WiFi must be on (enabled).

    Settings > WiFi > tap on the 3 dots (overflow or menu icon) in the upper right > WiFi Direct > Rename Device
    07-04-2014 12:44 AM
  3. dcleveng's Avatar
    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.
    07-07-2014 07:28 AM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    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.
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/and...ml#post2872407
    07-07-2014 11:50 AM

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