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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-14-2011
My Device: Bold
My Carrier: Wind

Changing device hostname.

When connecting to a network via wifi the device reports its hostname as      
something like Blackberry-XXXX which is also the default bluetooth            
device name. How do I change the wifi network hostname to something           
This is a very basic feature of any network device, but I'm unable to         
find any help or documentation for the Blackberry. Thanks.

New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-12-2011
My Device: Curve 9300
My Carrier: Fido

Re: Changing device hostname.

I too am interested in controlling how my blackberry appears when connected to a WIFI network.  I've done extensive searching and can't find the answer.  Is this really not possible without low-level access to the operating system?

Super Contributor
Posts: 258
Registered: ‎08-08-2014
My Device: BES12 - Q10
My Carrier: Hutchison Drei

Re: Changing device hostname.

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Same by me, with a BB Passport and actually OS10 BES 12.2.1 managed..
If I change Bluetooth Name other Bluetooth devices see the changed name, but within WiFI I see only a BLACKBERRY-221B... Smiley Frustrated






after I moved my BB Passport between some different WIFI Networks within my infrastructure I get the same name like set on Bluetooth settings..


hmm, maybe a mistake from me, e.g. our DNS Infrastructure..