The Windows network view uses multiple protocols for device discovery, including NETBIOS, UPnP and Zeroconf. Most modern routers advertise themselves using Zeroconf - at one point Epiphany (GNOME Web) would display Zeroconf advertised devices under a 'Local Sites' bookmark folder, but it seems that is no longer the case (correct me if I'm wrong). Nautilus (GNOME Files) is purely a file manager, it does not do any Zeroconf discovery for network devices.
> Subject: Re: detecting network routers in gnome? > To: email@example.com > From: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:02:04 -0500 > > > > On 10/28/2015 04:52 PM, Elad Alfassa wrote: > > > > Hi, > > > > I don't think this fits in Nautilus. Nautilus is a file manager, your > > router is not a file. > > > > > > You don't have to remember the IP address or even look for it, though, > > because you can just type http://gateway in your browser window, and it > > will work. I don't remember if it's systemd or NetworkManager which sets > > the "gateway" alias, but it has been around for few releases at this > > point. You can also use it in the command line, for example "ping gateway". > > > > I hope this helps. > "It sure does. Wish I'd known about this, thanks a lot. As a curiosity, > is this what windows does? Or does the router specifically identify > itself in some proprietary way windows can see? > Thanks > Kendell clark" > > > -- > > -Elad. > > > > > -- > desktop mailing list > email@example.com > https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/desktop