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How do i access devices on local network ?

Hi, just installed eero and can't figure out how to access my htpc. While it was connected to the cable modem i could access it via htpc.local, this doesn't work anymore. Nor does htpc without a suffix. is there a specific suffix eero uses ?

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  • to answer my own question - turning on Local DNS Caching under labs solves this. i can access my htpc via htpc.local again

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  • Humm, i spoke too soon. it worked for a second there and stopped again. any advice ?

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    • mfractal eero isn’t supplying a DNS suffix. Most likely what’s going on is that with eero all your devices got new IP addresses and so when you try to access “htpc” your client device still thinks it’s at the old IP. You can flush your DNS cache on your client device to fix this, or just wait and it should clear everything up on its own as the DNS entries expire. Restarting your client devices and your HTPC might help even fix it right off the bat. It’s not an eero issue though.

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  • cMoo92 i'm not sure that's the case.

    It's quite sporadic to be honest, right now as i type this from my mac i can ping htpc.local with it's correct ip (subnet 192.168.7.x which differs from the subnet i had before, so it definitely picked up the new IP somehow WITH .local suffix :

     

    mfractal@Michaels-MacBook-Pro-123:~$ ping htpc.local
    PING htpc.local (192.168.7.25): 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from 192.168.7.25: icmp_seq=0 ttl=128 time=2.723 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.7.25: icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=3.627 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.7.25: icmp_seq=2 ttl=128 time=2.956 ms

     

    However from my android device i can not see nor ping htpc.local.

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    • mfractal FYI, Apple devices (at least the Macs) add the “.local” suffix to their host name. This is an just an Apple thing.

      From your Android device, can you ping 192.168.7.25?

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      cMoo92 I can not ping htpc nor htpc.local from android. So weird.

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    • mfractal but can you ping the IP address?

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      cMoo92 yep. No problem pinging it

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      mfractal just to clarify, i can ping the ip, not the hostname. i can ping hostname from mac no problem.

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