OS X :: Computer Name Keeps Changing?

Aug 13, 2010

Every so often I boot or reboot my computer and the "Computer Name" changes by adding a number 2 to the name, for example my computer at home is called "Dilbert" and when I boot I notice the has changed to "Dilbert (2). When I try to change it back I get a dialog box that tells me "The name of the computer "Dilbert" is already in use on this network. The name has been changed to "Dilbert (2)". To change the name of your computer, open the System Preferences and click Sharing, then type the name in the Computer Name field." BTW, this is the field I am in and attempting to change the name in.

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OS X :: Computer Name Keeps Changing / Computer Name X Already Exist In Network

Mar 24, 2009

My computer name always keep changing with a message like "computer name X already exist in your network and your computer name is now X(2)". I have to change the computer name back to X, or the computer will be rename to X(3), X(4) .... etc. I did not change anything in my network.Is there any way to stop this?

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Aug 22, 2009

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Jun 15, 2012

My computer name keeps changing.  I thought it was my printer network that was causing it but now I see that the "new" name is ACTIVE in Network-->WINS of System Preferences.  It shows the computer's WINS-->NetBIOS Name as Name-2.  And it says it is active. 

To turn it off so I can disable it? What it is and how can I keep it from changing again? Why this happens (see above). 

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I only have my computer on the MAC Router, no other computers are networked to it.  (I do have an iPad, iPod & iPhone.) 

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Apr 24, 2012

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Mar 19, 2012

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Dec 8, 2009

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Dec 9, 2009

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I wanted to print a test photo, so I clicked on One-Click Photo Print and received an error message: The operation cannot be continued because a printer supporting Photo Print is not installed.

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Mar 19, 2010

I have an iPhone and when I'm in my house I like to use wifi from my Mac. I'm running leopard 10.5 osx. I go to AirPort, create a network and I see it on the mac and iPhone. After I turn the computer off and back on it's gone. Is there a way to create a network that will not disappear?

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Aug 3, 2010

I have a unibody MacBook late-2009, latest update of SL 10.6.4.

I am attempting to use a computer-to-computer network from my MacBook to my iPod Touch 3G to use an application called TouchOSC which controls Ableton Live on my Mac.

I can Create Network just fine. It sets up the network inbetween my Mac and iPod perfectly. But once I disconnect from the created computer-to-computer network, that network disappears like it was never created. To use computer-to-computer again I have to re-create the network all over.

All of my other networks are stored just fine and I have no other problems with my house Wi-Fi or any others. I have reset my Network Preferences by deleting the SystemConfigurations files and still nothing doing about the computer-to-computer problem.

I am not sure if this is desired behavior, and if it is, is there any way I can save the network I created for later use? Setting it up every time is painful, I want to use it nearly everyday for music.

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Apr 26, 2008

I have a MacBookPro that I use in my room connected through ethernet. I am at university and they have only allow one machine to connect to their wi-fi that is available across campus, through mac address filtering. I also have an iPhone which I would love to use wi-fi on, at least while I am in my room lounging around and such. Anyway, the point being, can I use my MBP (connected through LAN) to act as a router so that my iPhone can connect to it? Essentially create a wireless network, so iPhone would find it and I could go online on it via wi-fi?

I tried going on Airport and clicking on "Create a network" (w/o a password), but I get an error saying "There was an error creating our Computer-to-Computer network." It doesn't say much else -- is there a better way of doing this?

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Nov 9, 2010

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Mar 31, 2009

I've been searching all over the interwebs and I can't seem to find a way to change the MAC address of my MBP wireless for Leopard 10.5.6. It appears that some worked with earlier versions of 10.5 but changing it has been "disabled?" somehow with the latest update.

Anyone know anything about it? I tried using instructions from sites like:[URL]

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Apr 19, 2009

Every month I change my wallpaper and in order to make the whole look more complete I also change the DefaultDesktop.jpg files under Core Services to the same image.

I just think it looks better for OS X to log in to the same wallpaper instead of changing from Aurora to my wallpaper

Never had a problem, however now for some reason any picture I put in there named DefaultDesktop.jpg OS X doesn't recognize it. Instead I just get a light blue wallpaper (almost as though the picture is not there).

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