How to check hostname of client on AP Controller?

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Zyxel_Bella
Zyxel_Bella Posts: 450  Zyxel Employee
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Checking the hostname of a client on a GUI provides improved security by verifying the identity of the connecting device, reducing the risk of unauthorized access. It enhances user experience by displaying the client's hostname, making it easier to identify and manage connected devices. Additionally, it aids in troubleshooting network issues by quickly identifying the source of a problem based on the hostname.

When acting as DHCP Server, controller can display wireless client’s host name in station Info by mapping the MAC Address inside DHCP Packets.

Topology and Scenario:

AP Controller(DHCP server) --- AP in managed mode ))) Client

1. Connect a client to SSID that broadcast by managed AP

2. Ensure the client gets IP address from DHCP server.

3. Go to Monitor > Wireless > Station Info > Check the Hostname

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