Tether vs IFTTT Device Names

Tether vs IFTTT Device Names
Tether vs IFTTT Device Names
2018-12-27 17:54:52

Using the Tether Android app, I've edited the names of all of my connected WiFi clients to better reflect who is who. Before I did that, our cell phones (a Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL) were showing up just as an asterisk (*) in the device list, and I really wanted to know, who was who so that I could start using the IFTTT recipes to trigger when my wife or I came & went. However, it doesn't apper that the device names carry over to IFTTT, and I have no way of knowing which device is which.

 

 

Anyone have a tip on how I can get around this issue? As it currently stands, I see 3 options paths, but there are likely more that I haven't thought up yet.

  1. tp-link changes their IFTTT integration to send customized names instead of the "real names"
  2. tp-link starts including the MAC address with the device name, so that we can figure out who is who
  3. I find some way to edit the name on the Pixel phones so that it identifies itself on the network as something other than *
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Re:Tether vs IFTTT Device Names
2018-12-28 15:36:36

@wastubbs 

 

This is something we would need to dicuss with our development team to get you a complete answer.  Before we do that I'd like you to try 1 or 2 things, if you havent already.  1st power cycle your router and then see if the IFTTT receipe is properly showing the name.   If this works it could simply be that the name did not update after you changed them in the Tether app.  The 2nd thing would be only if this step does not work and that would be to remove the IFTTT reciepe and re-add it.  

 

If you have to do this 2nd step regardless if it works or not let me know so i can take this information over to the developers and see what can be done.

 

 

Best Regards

 

Carl | TP-Link Support.

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Re:Re:Tether vs IFTTT Device Names
2018-12-31 20:55:56

Hi Carl - After power cycling the router & re-linking the TP Link service in IFTTT, i'm still seeing the base device names without my "friendly" names;

 

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Re:Re:Re:Tether vs IFTTT Device Names
2019-01-03 23:35:08

@wastubbs 

 

Hmmm, I think would need to engage the software engineers on this then.  What i would like is for you to send an email to ussupportteam@tp-link.com with your contact details.  Please include a link to this thread so we can share that information with our software team.  Also this way your don't have to share personal data on a public forum.

 

Thank you

 

Carl | TP-Link Support 

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Re:Re:Re:Re:Tether vs IFTTT Device Names
2019-02-21 15:04:16
Was this ever resolved? I am having the same issue.
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