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I am getting "Device Name Has Reached Limit" when trying to name another device RBR850

ketihsplace
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I am getting "Device Name Has Reached Limit" when trying to name another device RBR850

Is it a number of devices you can name, have or characters in the naming, what is the limit?

I have an RBR850 with 3 Satellites and 31 connected devices. 

Just trying to name a second NAS device, it won't let me select or name device type, when I click apply just pops up device limit error "Device Name Has Reached Limit"

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Re: I am getting "Device Name Has Reached Limit" when trying to name another device RBR850


@ketihsplace wrote:

Just trying to name a second NAS device, it won't let me select or name device type, when I click apply just pops up device limit error "Device Name Has Reached Limit"


Add how?

 

NAS, (network attached storage) usually means a wired device. You don't add it. You just plug it in

 

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CrimpOn
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Re: I am getting "Device Name Has Reached Limit" when trying to name another device RBR850

Could you please humor me and check the Orbi web administration page on the Advanced Tab called Access Control.

 

There are three tables:

  • Devices connected to the system.
  • Allowed devices which are not currently connected..
  • Blocked devices which are not currently connected.

If the three tables contain an unusually large number of devices, it might be useful to:

  • Enable Access Control (if it is not already enabled)
  • Delete all devices from the Allowed and Blocked tables
  • Return Access Control to the original setting.

Orbi routers remember every device that has ever connected to the system in case the user should decide to enable Access Control.  If there have been a lot of devices connected over time, or there are a lot of Apple devices which randomize their MAC address every time software is updated, the list of remembered devices might be very large.

 

Or...... "I have no clue".

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Re: I am getting "Device Name Has Reached Limit" when trying to name another device RBR850

No it’s added, shows up just trying to name in the UI connected devices. All of my devices are showing up, named etc, it’s like this last device will not change to the NAS icon or name the device. Just goes back to geniric device and will not me change the name.
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Re: I am getting "Device Name Has Reached Limit" when trying to name another device RBR850

Like is there a limit to how many devices can be named? Or how many characters the naming buffer has?
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FURRYe38
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Re: I am getting "Device Name Has Reached Limit" when trying to name another device RBR850

Can the name be changed thru the Orbi app at all? 

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Re: I am getting "Device Name Has Reached Limit" when trying to name another device RBR850


@ketihsplace wrote:

 

Just trying to name a second NAS device...

 

 


Use a web browser to access the graphical user interface (GUI).

 

  • Basic
  • Attached Devices
  • Connected Devices
  • Click "second device"
  • Edit Device
  • Change "Device Name"
  • Change "Device Type"
  • Apply

This works for my MR90. Most routers should have the same approach.

 

Apps are for simple management operations. They can't handle complicated stuff.

 

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Re: I am getting "Device Name Has Reached Limit" when trying to name another device RBR850


@FURRYe38 wrote:

Can the name be changed thru the Orbi app at all? 


It can in the Netgear app.

  • Device Manager
  • Click NAS
  • Click on the "Edit" symbol by the device icon
  • Click on the "Edit" symbol by the device icon
  • Edit Device

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: I am getting "Device Name Has Reached Limit" when trying to name another device RBR850

Ya I know this. Hoping the user could try this.

Thank you. 

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ketihsplace
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Re: I am getting "Device Name Has Reached Limit" when trying to name another device RBR850

I can change others, just not that one.

Maybe I'll take it offline, delete it and see if I can re-add it, name it and choose and Icon for it again..WE'll see what happens.

I thought maybe I had mad e a mistake in Access control maybe but didn't see anything amiss there.

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ketihsplace
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Re: I am getting "Device Name Has Reached Limit" when trying to name another device RBR850

In Access control

The device is listed at top as allowed with it's name, ip, mac, and as Wired device.

There are there are 0 listed in the Allowed devices not currently connected.

There are there are 0 listed in the Blocked devices not currently connected.

 

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CrimpOn
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Re: I am getting "Device Name Has Reached Limit" when trying to name another device RBR850


@ketihsplace wrote:

In Access control

The device is listed at top as allowed with it's name, ip, mac, and as Wired device.

There are there are 0 listed in the Allowed devices not currently connected.

There are there are 0 listed in the Blocked devices not currently connected.


Thanks for taking the time to look at the Access Control tables.  That would seem to rule out the number of devices as being pertinent to the discussion.  (Although it beggars belief that there can be zero devices that have ever connected to the system and are not connected at this instance.)

 

The other obvious possibility is the number of characters in a device name, but I would think you have already tried to change this device to a very short name consisting of only alphabetic characters, correct?

 

p.s. on an RBR750, I find that the maximum length of a device name is 32 characters.  Anything entered after that simply disappears.

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