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 ?
to answer my own question - turning on Local DNS Caching under labs solves this. i can access my htpc via htpc.local again
Humm, i spoke too soon. it worked for a second there and stopped again. any advice ?
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.
.local is mDNS, aka Bonjour on Apple devices. It is not configured via the router is and is not part of traditional DNS routing. This is why your Apple devices can see the htpc via .local but the Android device cannot.
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