donadona wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:06 am
Thanks for the suggestions, Andyroo and HawaiianPi, here are some additional conditions. I believe investigating successful condition on PC A would be as important as investigating the failure condition on PC B.
Not necessarily, if your goal is just to get the B system working as desired.
The host name was specified by name without ".local" attached
Sounds like Windows 10 mDNS. Bonjour isn't the only way to get mDNS/Zeroconf on Windows 10, it's just easier sometimes (see below...).
Bonjour or any other Apple software has not been installed in the PC A, the successful one. Host name has not been changed neither. I'll have a look at conditions on PC B when I back home.
So Windows 10 mDNS is functioning on the work PC-A, but not on your personal PC-B.
When I PINGed the hostname of PI from command prompt, PC A has found PI while PC B failed.
Not surprising, since mDNS is not working on your system (but it is on PC-A).
mattmiller wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:24 am
JFI Alternative info for Win 10 machines. The need to install Bonjour is no longer required.
Having said that, for most of 2018, Win 10 mDNS wasn't working properly (the Spring 2018 update borked it) but is again now.
The October/Fall 2018 update supposedly fixed it. In my case it threw my Win10 gaming laptop into a boot-loop, so I had to roll back and use Bonjour. At least until this past weekend, when I tried the recent 19h1 insider slow ring preview (working well so far, including mDNS).
So you can check if your personal PC-B has the Fall 2018 update applied, and if not you could try that (and hope you have better luck than I did). Or you could get on the Windows Insider slow ring and try the 19h1 preview.
My mind is like a browser. 27 tabs are open, 9 aren't responding,
lots of pop-ups...and where is that annoying music coming from?