Connecting using http://IotaWatt.local


#1

I have been unable to use http://IotaWatt.local to connect to the IoTaWatt using Microsoft Edge and use the ip address instead but its seems to work using Chrome. Also I can ping the iotawatt using iotawatt.local.

Just in case anybody else had the same problem I updated the hosts file on my PC at C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts and added (use you own iowatt IP address).

10.0.0.xxx iotawatt.local

and now it works.

This might help somebody or somebody may know why or have a better solution.


Can not set up (either ping) IoaWatt
#2

Nice tip Paul. I had not been able to use Edge with mDns. Might also be useful to set your router to issue a static IP. I had done that because I have port forwarding setup to access one of my units from the outside world.