Mikrotik wireless client name

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Mikrotik wireless client name

I was doing some testing with some WiFi stuff earlier, when i realized the Mikrotik RB411's that was connected as clients to an AP were just displaying "Mikrotik" and i couldn't work out which box was what so i thought ok i will go change that client-id to something meaningful but was then stumped as to where the setting is, I was sure it would be in the wireless interface properties but i couldn't see where. After some googling & searching around in winbox i worked out that it used the actual routers system identity.

So if you need to change the names of the Mikrotik clients to something more meaningful that will display on an Access Points connection table then:

[admin@Mikrotik] > /system identity set name=RB411

I am unsure if there is a different way to do this which there should be as if you had an RouterBoard with 2 or 3 wireless interfaces it would be pretty much a given that you would want to have each interface have a meaningful name to access points so you can see what card is what. If i find a better way to do this i will put the solution here.