Ahh, you are right. It was the xbox. I didn't think of that because we haven't turned it on for a while. But the assignment is still cached it looks like. I confirmed it by turning on the system and verifying the new assignment. Thanks.
Have to bump this old thread since I'm experiencing the same issue.
My Windows Home Server box also shows up with the hostname of asterisk in the client list.
DD-WRT is configured to provide a static IP address lease to the server. Interestingly, while booting the server, it shows up correctly as 'homeserver' in the client list, but then it changes to * and remains like that.
I have two other clients that are also configured with static leases, and both of them show up fine with their correct host name in the list.
My concern is that since the hostname is the asterisk, other clients won't find the server by hostname unless the IP address is in each and every hosts file on other machines. I would like to avoid that.
Obviously, since other similarly configured hosts show up fine in the client list, I'd expect the home server to do the same, so even though this is a little old firmware, it shouldn't depend on the version. I suspect I'll need to change something on the home server itself. Can someone help to figure out how to get the correct host name to stay in DD-WRT?
Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 16:34 Post subject: asterisk star appearing in router client when static lease
I had this problem on Ubuntu. My problem was related to DECnet which is required when setting up Icecast (ICES2). DECnet changes the MAC address of your ethernet card. For some reason, this causes big problems when you try to set up a static lease on a dd-wrt router. I removed icecast and DECnet and all problems are solved, except I no longer have icecast.
Sorry about bumping a year old thread.
I am still looking for a solution since I do not have icecast or DECnet to remove.
Would be so cool if you could edit the name of the devices via the Admin section.
No need to be sorry. This is an excellent question (and thread) and I came across it myself while scratching my head and Googling for an answer.
None of the answers here applied in my situation and so I had to recruit some creative self-thinking and I think that I finally solved the mystery: It is the BRIDGE (if one is configured) that is setup through the tabs Setup > Networking, under the section Bridging | Create Bridge:
HTH _________________ Hardware: WRT54GL v1.1
Firmware: DD-WRT v23 SP3 (06/20/07) vpn
Radio is Off !
I have no bridges setup and the router I am on is a FRESH firmware install... all my Windows boxes display as * but my android devices display their given names.
All Windows devices still display as * even when the devices MAC is entered within "Services > Services Management > Static Leases" and provided a reserved static IP address. This ought to not happen... for the sake of properly identifying the HOST and LAN management.
I can see this as a "security/privacy" feature, BUT this is internal, if we enter the devices MAC under the Static Leases it ought to give off the proper HOST name under "Status > LAN or Wireless"