Can't access my Mac via LAN from another computer by host name .local

I have a mac with local host name. Let's say MACBOOK-pro-Name.local. It pings fine from the MAC itself. I also have a static LAN ip Address on this MAC like

I need to connect to a webserver on my mac from a PC in the same LAN. But PC just cannot even ping the mac by its host name. To make sure it's not a router that block the connection I tried to ping the mac from the PC by its direct LAN address and it pinged just fine.

The simplest solution is to just use the LAN address but I want to find out why I can't access the mac by its hostname. Is this possible without changing the router settings? If not, what is the host name good for at all? p.s. I tried to google a lot before asking this

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  • mMontana
    mMontana Posts: 1,249
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    Which is Zyxel Wireless issue? I can't understand how, I'm sorry.
  • mMontana said:
    Which is Zyxel Wireless issue? I can't understand how, I'm sorry.
    I think I explain all the issue i'm facing but not know why you not understand ?
  • Zyxel_Bella
    Zyxel_Bella Posts: 380
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    Hi @apklub


    Welcome to Zyxel community!

    Thanks for your detailed description for us to know your application.

    Could you provide the access point model name and running firmware version information?

    We’ll clarify the mechanism then update you afterwards.

    Thank you





  • genere
    genere Posts: 1
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    If you're unable to access your Mac through LAN from another computer using its hostname ending in '.local,' there could be a few potential issues to investigate. First, ensure that both computers are on the same local network. Check that the Mac's file sharing and network discovery settings are enabled. It's also essential to confirm that the '.local' domain resolution is functioning correctly on your network, as it's used for hostname resolution in macOS. If you continue to experience difficulties, you may need to check for any firewall or security software settings on your Mac that could be blocking LAN access. Sometimes you face this issues when you on the proxy for paying different games in multiple locations. Additionally, verify that there are no duplicate hostnames on the network causing conflicts. Troubleshooting these factors should help you regain access to your Mac via LAN using its hostname ending in '.local.