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2 Pis in a Windows Workgroup (Wifi Homenet)

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 8:54 am
by davenull
hello,
I have connected my Pi with my Windows Workgroup (Wifi Homenet) via Samba, it works fine and I can see it in my PC workgroup folder as
Samba 4.2.10-Debian (Raspberrypi)
I used this guide to set it up:
http://raspberrywebserver.com/serveradm ... twork.html

But if I have a 2nd Pi with identical hardware and software setup, it appears with the same name in the network, and I can't distinguish which is which.

Is it possible to assign specific names to the Pis to appear under their proprietary names then in the Windows net, too?

Re: 2 Pis in a Windows Workgroup (Wifi Homenet)

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 11:54 am
by DirkS
Change the host name of one of the Pi.
Use 'sudo raspi-config' to do that.

Re: 2 Pis in a Windows Workgroup (Wifi Homenet)

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 3:26 pm
by BMS Doug
better yet, change the host name of both of the Pis, then you won't have the same hassle again when you add another one or load a fresh OS onto the one you renamed.

Re: 2 Pis in a Windows Workgroup (Wifi Homenet)

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 6:22 pm
by davenull
thank you, I didn't know it was beyond "advanced options", now I found it and it's perfect :)