Flash-back to 2004 when Matt figured out how to change the computer name on his new Mac; now flash-forward to today when I need to do the same thing, and his method didn’t work. Also tried Richard Bronosky’s method, and still no joy.
If you have FiOS, it could be Verizon’s fault.
I needed to change the DHCP Client ID:
Network > Settings > Advanced
…and then I needed to rename the device at the router too, otherwise terminal would show my HostName as ‘new-host’ even after the above changes…
Router Config >My Network > Rename
It’s possible I didn’t need to do all of these things, but I did anyways and finally got rid of that pesky ‘new-host’ name.
Having just moved into my new apartment in Providence, Rhode Island, I was elated to discover that Verizon FIOS was an available option for my television and internet needs. If you’ve never heard of FIOS, it’s essentially a fiber optic cable fed directly into your home capable of providing ludicrous speeds and outstanding response time.
Needless to say I opted for their fasted package. 35Mb Up/Down. This is my result:
Verizon FIOS - Speedtest.net results
Now we’re cooking with lasers! So far so good… but after getting everything hooked up and configured, there were a few random bits that weren’t working; namely MobileMe, Back to my Mac, and Synergy.
Thanks to Ken Yegelski’s really awesome blog post over at his blog Just One Point of View, I was up and running in a snap. His trick involved diving into the modem/router combo that Verizon provides you, and configuring the IP address range to accomodate for the 10.0.x.x IP’s that OSX is used to, and putting the AirPort Extreme into Bridge Mode.
Dead simple, and almost totally effective.
The only thread left hanging for me, is Synergy. Synergy is software installed on multiple machines that run over a network in a client/server fashion, allowing to share a keyboard and a mouse with each other. Previous to having FIOS, everything worked fine; now, my keyboard doesn’t share. Mouse works fine, just no keyboard.
So consider this post a giant thanks and hat-tip to Ken, and a signal flare for experience on configuring Synergy/SynergyKM between OSX and Windows7.