Flash-back to 2004 when Matt figured out how to change the computer name on his new Mac; now flash-forward to today when I need to do the same thing, and his method didn’t work. Also tried Richard Bronosky’s method, and still no joy.

If you have FiOS, it could be Verizon’s fault.

I needed to change the DHCP Client ID:

Network > Settings > Advanced

…and then I needed to rename the device at the router too, otherwise terminal would show my HostName as ‘new-host’ even after the above changes…

Router Config >My Network > Rename

It’s possible I didn’t need to do all of these things, but I did anyways and finally got rid of that pesky ‘new-host’ name.


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