Right, but those are part of the instructions. The getting started guide says to install the required service (bonjour for windows, etc) and then connect to the Omega's wifi network. If you just connect to the network first w/o bothering with the extra install of a service, you can then just go to the .lan name in a browser and you're in. Seems like you get to drop a step and an extra piece of software.
Does the .local name then work from your home wifi once the Omega is configured to connect to your home wifi? If so, then that's what I'm missing cause clearly that's handy. I just connect via IP all the time.