My computers have local IP addresses such as 192.168.0.X. And many of the computers have names such as "MyPC" or "YourPC" etc.
It seems on Windows, in most cases, just using "MyPC" instead of the full IP seems to be working. But I also have a Mac and lots of Android devices. Most of the programs on those machines (not all of them, though) do not understand such names, and require full IP. Typing full IP is tyring.
1)Do I have to maintain my own DNS server to make "MyPC" work on all devices? My router does not have DNS server features and it only allows to change the DNS server.
2)Isn't there any shorthand notation to omit "192.168.0." part? All my local IP start with that, and it seems quite stupid to type it every single time. Can't there be something like ".1" instead of "192.168.0.1"?