When I connect my iPad to the wifi network at work, I can ping it by name:
ping my-ipad. Clearly the router is somehow exposing it via DNS, or something like that.
But when I connect my iPad to the wifi network at my home, I don't get this. Even if I go into
nslookup and explicitly set the DNS server to my router, I get an unknown host error when trying to look up the iPad.
I'm using the same Mac and same iPad in both cases.
How does the iPad broadcast its name? Perhaps my home router just doesn't support this feature, whatever it is, but I'm hopeful it's just some option I can toggle - so what settings should I be looking at (or for) on my home router?
I don't want to edit the hosts file on my Mac (I can't guarantee the IP address of my iPad will always be the same), and I don't want to jailbreak the iPad.