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BillM24
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Home Hub 5 "Home Network - Devices" icons

Hi all,

 

I've been looking at the Home Network - Devices screen from the HH5 and wondered about the icons that it chooses. If you have a look at my network below, my SkyHD box seems to be identified as a games thingy and while my other half's iPhone 5 identifies as a smartphone, my iPhone 4S seems to identify as a tablet. I'm guessing that it doesn't make any difference at all, but I'm interested in how the HH5 is selecting the device icons.

 

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Cheers,

Bill

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wedd1ng528
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Re: Home Hub 5 "Home Network - Devices" icons

And you might think that something as common as a printer would have its own symbol rather than a question mark!

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Dean235
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Huh? How come you have a variety of icons while I have just laptopn icons? How do I get this! Smiley Surprised

 

What firmware are you on?

 

I wonder why I didnt get this...

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Distinguished Sage
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I'm sure there are many posters on this forum wishing this is all they had to worry about!

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wedd1ng528
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Yes, but it would still be nice to know gg.

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OK, I'm curious, why would it be nice to know? What possible difference does it make to your connection or use of the homehub to connect the devices to the Internet.

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Dean235
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How do you even get these icons! Smiley Very Happy I'm still stuck with laptop icons. Anyone know?

 

Anyway, I think the way it chooses is through how it access the internet and what data it retrives. (e.g retrieving game data)

 

Maybe BT just keeps a database of which is which. But they may of made a mistake. Thats what I think.

 

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smithrk2
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I guess the icons may be created refering to the MAC address.

Mine also have letters or numbers too what do those mean . Can anyone help

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Distinguished Sage
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The letters and numbers are the MAC addresses, the 192.168.1.xxx are the IP addresses of the devices.

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smithrk2
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Thank's Liquorice, I meant the letters that are within the blue circles, but I do appreciate your reply 🙂
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