Unable to resolve omega-XXXX.local address. Firewall settings?
First off, total NOOB here.
I have an Omega2+ that is set up to connect to my home network. When I try to connect to the Omega via a web browser using the omega-XXXX.local address, I get nothing. If I try to connect to it via its IP address (192.168.3.1) I get nothing.
If I connect to the Omega's network I can use the IP address to connect, but I still can't use the omega-XXXX.local web address to connect.
My best guess is that I have some firewall settings that are blocking me from resolving the address. But then again, I don't really know what I'm talking about.
I appreciate any advice I can get.
i found these previous postings that may help you.
@Douglas-Kryder I looked through those topics, and the common theme was install Bonjour service to enable the .local name address. I had done that already. The Bonjour service states that it requires UDP port 5353 open, so I set my firewall accordingly. It is still not working.
Still doesn't work.
Anything else? Anyone else?
@Tom-Yochum would having a hosts file help. what mechanism is supposed to facilitate the resolving of that address?
@Tom-Yochum would having a hosts file help.
No - maybe as a substitute, but that's not the point of such addresses.
what mechanism is supposed to facilitate the resolving of that address?
mDNS addresses are resolved via announcement, query, and response traffic on UDP port 5353