How to change computer name and localhost name on Mac OS X Lion

This tutorial provides the steps for changing Mac Lion’s Computer name and localhost name. User can change the computer and localhost names using the option provided as part of System Preferences.

System Preferences Mac Book Pro

Click the Apple icon and select System Preferences from the menu list.

Internet & Wireless Preferences

Click the Sharing option available under Internet & Wireless Preferences.

Mac Lion Computer Name

You can change the computer name by providing required name in the highlighted text box.


And you can change the local hostname by clicking the Edit box and entering the required name in Local Hostname. After entering the required details, click the OK button to confirm the changes.

In Category: Apple, Mac, Mac OS X

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