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gordonisnz

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#208145 28-Jan-2017 17:51
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Hello.

 

 

 

ive got an internal wifi http server, & i can use my ipad to access my Pc with the IP address (i can only access the files / internal web server i specify)..

 

 

 

i was wondering, if its possible with the  Spark modem HG659b to add a short URL & direct it to my PC IP address.. ?

 

 

 

 


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Goosey
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  #1711123 28-Jan-2017 18:01
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Unlikley. 

 

 

 

Perhaps just set a favorite/bookmark in your browser for the PC IP and be done with it?

 

 


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  #1711128 28-Jan-2017 18:26
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Start Bonjour service on PC and go to http://bob.local/





Spark Max Fibre using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+, CRS125-24G-1S, UAP, UAP AC Pro, UAP AC Pro Mesh, Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1st gen, iPad Air 4th gen, iPhone 13, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then it's data cabled.


nathan
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  #1711135 28-Jan-2017 18:59
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make a .hosts file, or install your own DNS name server




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  #1711172 28-Jan-2017 20:17
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You've stumbled into a fairly complex, but very important problem.

It's worth investigating your time learning it, because the basics are always the same in any TPC/IP environment (which is pretty much all systems today)

I could write several pages discussing "name resolution" and DNS here, but I'd strongly suggest Googling the following.

DNS DHCP HOSTS basics


I found this good page talking about it

http://www.steves-internet-guide.com/dns-guide-beginners/

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  #1711175 28-Jan-2017 20:26
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kingdragonfly: You've stumbled into a fairly complex, but very important problem.

It's worth investigating your time learning it, because the basics are always the same in any TPC/IP environment (which is pretty much all systems today)

I could write several pages discussing "name resolution" and DNS here, but I'd strongly suggest Googling the following.

DNS DHCP HOSTS basics


I found this good page talking about it

http://www.steves-internet-guide.com/dns-guide-beginners/

 

 

 

Can't see how this helps as you can't edit a hosts file on an iPad.





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  #1712633 30-Jan-2017 09:54
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On HG659 you can set a Device Name at: Home Network > LAN Interface > LAN Interface Settings (may be similar on HG659b).

 

Default is: "mediarouter" which will allow you to access your router at http://mediarouter.home provided your device is using DHCP and "Gateway acts as the DNS proxy" is enabled on the router.

 

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  #1712637 30-Jan-2017 10:04
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Sorry misread above that you were trying to access your router via a host name but it appears you're trying to access your PC.

 

Generally you should be able to use the host name ("Computer Name") of the PC i.e. http://windowspc-01

 

Change your computer name here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/change-your-computer-name-in-windows-vista/

 

 


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