Edit Device Names Within Omada Controller

Edit Device Names Within Omada Controller
Edit Device Names Within Omada Controller
2019-11-24 22:29:30 - last edited 2020-08-19 15:32:12
Model: EAP245
Hardware Version: V3
Firmware Version: 2.3.0

Are there any plans to allow users to update device names within the Omada controller? I have the controller installed on a Windows 10 machine.

Some devices show up as their MAC address. In my case the devices are on both my IoT vlan and private vlan.

They are named on my router and some with addresses reserved.

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2020-07-18 16:45:39 - last edited 2020-08-19 15:32:12

 

SimonC. wrote

I observed the exact same behavior when I was using the built-in WiFi of my Bell Canada FIBE router, I didn't have much "UNKNOWN" devices in the WiFi management page, but with the OMADA I have plenty... like 50% of my devices (which are home automation devices) are not showing up.

 

Again, that's the DHCP name of a client shown in the list if it does not send a WiFi hostname. Your router gets the DHCP name since it runs the DHCP server, while Omada Controller does not get the DHCP name since it not has a DHCP server. Any AP controller will use the WiFi hostname and if your device reports an empty WiFi hostname, it's »unknown«. A router is a router – even if it's a WiFi router , an AP controller is an AP controller. Don't compare apples with pears.

 

And obviously my Bell Canada FIBE router had the option to rename devices, just like any router/wifi system existing on earth, except for the OMADA as well... 

 

Omada SDN Controller V4.1.5 has been released already and it does have the option to rename your WiFi clients.

I have no idea why you all are still complaining here rather than just upgrading to the latest version of the controller.

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Re:Edit Device Names Within Omada Controller
2019-11-25 00:54:57
You can configure the AP name on controller. The client name comes from clients, you may need to modify on clients if you want to change client name.
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Re:Edit Device Names Within Omada Controller
2019-11-26 20:08:05
It would be great to have that added function within the controller so you can make small edits to the client list. Some devices will only transmit MAC addresses, not model/name over the network. Some companies already have this function and will include icons for each device.
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Re:Edit Device Names Within Omada Controller
2020-02-10 02:18:02
I would find this a very useful feature as well since many devices only transmit their MAC address and having so many "Unknown" client's is inconvenient.
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Re:Edit Device Names Within Omada Controller
2020-03-07 15:03:18

@Rojoone2 

thanku its very usefull information i also use this

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Re:Edit Device Names Within Omada Controller
2020-04-14 18:53:46

@Rojoone2 @Andone 

Is there a way to increase score on this request?

I have a ton of wifi-enabled switches, plugs, bulbs, ... none allow specifying a custom hostname. These and come preconfigured with cryptic names like ESPxxxx.

Despite DHCP settings and entries in DNS, omada controller only reports the name hard-coded in the device.

It would be so cool if omada controller could do a reverse DNS check based on the IP - or a static mapping with the MAC address.

 

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Re:Edit Device Names Within Omada Controller
2020-04-20 14:16:40

I have exactly the same issue, many other services allow you to add "Friendly" names to devices.  It would be great to add this functionalty so those rogue devices wouldn't panic me everytime I see them and realise it's an old smart socket or light bulb.  Even the TP-Link smart devices themselves don't have great names.

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Re:Edit Device Names Within Omada Controller
2020-04-20 20:12:30

@Rojoone2 

Any update on this?

 

is something quick to fix or add please add this functionality.

 

 

Regards.

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Re:Edit Device Names Within Omada Controller
2020-04-20 21:43:15

@Bigjuanpa, according to TP-Link support naming client devices will come with Omada SDN controller which will be released shortly.

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Re:Edit Device Names Within Omada Controller
2020-04-21 08:13:57

@R1D2 Thanks for the update, is that a new piece of hardware or software.  I'm hoping not hardware because I only recently switched to using the OC200.

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Re:Edit Device Names Within Omada Controller
2020-04-21 10:25:28

@Skutter, no, it's a new version of Omada controller which will run on OC200 or a server. As TP-Link wrote in the Business Wi-Fi forum the SDN controller will manage EAPs, JetStream switches and the new Omada Security Gateway (OSG), thus it's becoming a SDN controller.

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