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