Unfortunately, Windows does not have mDNS alias support built-in, which is necessary in order to visit .local addresses for any service you install on your Embassy, so we recommend using the Bonjour service. Check out this FAQ answer for details.
Recently many users who have run through the following instructions have successfully connected to their Embassy via LAN only to have it stop working a few days or weeks later. We believe this to be due to a recent change in Windows. When this happens the fix is to simply reinstall Bonjour and Bonjour Print Services. A solution is being worked on and Bonjour will not be necessary to connect to your Embassy for much longer.
Install Bonjour Print Services on your Windows machine.
If you are experiencing issues after installing Bonjour, you might have had a previous or failed install. To fix:
Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ECCB3bqNDQ
Uninstall Bonjour and Bonjour Print Services completely via system settings > remove programs
Reinstall Bonjour Printer Driver package (download at https://support.apple.com/kb/DL999?locale=en_US)
Note: Uninstalling Bonjour via the setup package seems to be not enough to solve the issue. Bonjour must be uninstalled via windows system settings.
Back in Windows, click the “Start” menu, type “mmc”, and select “Run as administrator”
When the Management Console opens, navigate to File > Add/Remove Snap-in.
Select “Certificates” in the left side menu, then “Add”. This will open another window.
Select “Computer account” and click “Next”. Leave defaulted options on the next screen and click “Finish”.
When you return to the “Add or Remove Snap-ins” page, ensure “Certificates (Local Computer)” exists under “Console Root” in the “Selected snap-ins” section, then click “OK”.
In the left hand menu of the Management Console, navigate to Certificates (Local Computer) > Trusted Root Certification Authorities > Certificates.
Right click on “Certificates”, then navigate to All Tasks > Import.
Click “Next” on the first page of the Certificate Import Wizard, then browse to the location where you saved the downloaded certificate and click “Open”.
On the “Certificate Store” window, ensure that it says “Trusted Root Certificate Authorities” and click “Next”.
Select “OK” when the import is successful.
Verify the Embassy Local Root CA certificate is in the “Certificates” folder.
You can save the settings to the console if desired, or not by pressing Yes or No. The CA certificate will remain imported to the CA certificate store either way.