NetBIOS Archer AC1600

NetBIOS Archer AC1600
NetBIOS Archer AC1600
2019-08-31 02:06:50 - last edited 2019-09-02 06:26:10
Model: AC500
Hardware Version: V2
Firmware Version: 0.1.0 0.9.1 v5006.0 Build 190228 Rel.72265n

Firstly, it's an AC1600 so not sure why it's not in the list. Since connecting with TPG (Australia), the supplied Archer AC1600 keeps assigning IP addresses as NetBios names on my Macs. I know the Netbios GUI is a little random on Mojave, but this is really annoying. I'm running an Airport Extreme via the LAN port on the Archer. What setting is doing this? It didn't happen with Tother modems. It's playing absolute havoc with my network filesharing and no matter what I do, the netbios name and WINS server keep reverting. Thanks for you time, it's much appreciated.

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Re:NetBIOS Archer AC1600
2019-09-02 06:27:48

@rockfarm 

 

What is the model number of the AC1600? It starts with Archer, like Archer VRxx.

 

What do you mean " AC1600 keeps assigning IP addresses as NetBios names on your Macs", please provide more information or show us a screenshot.

 

Besides, may I know does it affect the actual performance? 

 

Have you ever contacted the tech support of Apple to get some help? 

 

Good day. 

 

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Re:Re:NetBIOS Archer AC1600
2019-09-02 07:07:29

Thanks for the reply. The model is Archer VR1600v v2 00000000 Firmware: 0.1.0 0.9.1 v5006.0 Build 190228 Rel.72265n

 

In Apple OS X, you change the netBIOS name in the Network preference pane. If I change it, it won't stick. And this is on two different OS X versions - High Sierra and Mavericks. I've attached a picture. I have logged it as a bug to Apple. I don't know why it's happening but it's unique to this setup, so it's the ISP or the modem (and Apple's half hearted attempt at keeping WINS going I suppose)

 

 

 

 

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Re:Re:Re:NetBIOS Archer AC1600
2019-09-04 05:40:47

@rockfarm 

 

Hello, the Archer VR1600v won't affect the performance of the computer.

 

And I tried to search online and found some other people have the same issue; it is suggested to give Apple a call to get some help. 

 

Below is a thread quoted from their community. 

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250149025

 

Good day. 

 

 

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