host name vs. device name vs. local domain name vs. gateway name

Discussion in 'Network Routers' started by me, Jun 27, 2011.

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    My router (a D-Link DIR-652) allows me to set a "host name" (on the internet
    setup page), a "device name" and "local domain name" (on the network
    settings page) and a "gateway name" (also referred to as "system name") (on
    the administrator tools page). I'm a bit in the dark about the use of all
    these names, and the manual isn't all that helpful.
    So far I've discovered that I can go to the router's configuration interface
    by entering the "device name" in a browser, instead of the router's IP.
    Can anyone explain under what circumstance these names are useful/important?
    (e.g. for setting up a home network to share files and printers between

    Thanks in advance,

    me, Jun 27, 2011
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