View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to define Device Name with Netgear fvs318v3 Router

April 28th, 2008, 02:01 AM
Hi, folks,

I have Ubuntu 7.10 running on a ten-year-old Gateway and everything seems to run fine -- Lighttpd (in lieu of Apache), Putty, and even Domino 7.02 server for playing around with Lotus Notes.

I have a wired network connected to a cable modem using DynDNS successfully.

The router is a Netgear FVS318v3.

One minor question: How do I define the "Device name" in Ubuntu so Netgear displays it?

Here's a screen shot of the Netgear router's Maintenance/Attached Devices panel.


I've got Samba configured with a netbios name and server string, both of which appear when my WinXP boxes browse for shared directories and printers.

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
# server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
netbios name = GW-Ancient
server string = GW-G6-450 - an ancient computer

I'm new to Ubuntu and to Linux in general, so I'm sure I'm just missing something obvious.

Thanks for your input!


April 22nd, 2009, 08:00 AM
$ sudo pico /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf

send host-name "<hostname>";