What does “Nothing seems to be working for everyone” mean? That’s confusing.
What I mean is that on our forums, you can see a few people struggling with making a connection between their Raspberry Pi and their computer. For most, we've found a way to work around this issue. But each time, it's a special problem. We haven't found a "magic bullet" that works for everyone, like a step-by-step guaranteed way to troubleshoot the networking problems some folks are seeing.
Have not tried Bonjour Browser – I can try this but it seems like were pulling at straws here from the original setup
I wouldn't say we're pulling at straws, I would say I'm trying to throw the kitchen sink at the problem and help you any way that I can. Networking issues can be hard to troubleshoot; the problem might be obvious and I might not be communicating what you're supposed to do, which is why a lot of my questions sound basic. They might also be things that are very specific to your network alone and that I wouldn't be able to guess in a thousand years. So I'm not trying to grasp at straws, I'm genuinely trying to solve the issue about why your Mac can't resolve dex.local over your network.
I never received any update on this other idea. Are you referring to the update on sourceforge for the upadted Dexter_Industries_Raspbian_Flavor files?
You can certainly try to either update the image, or burn a completele new image and see if it works on yours. Again, throwing the kitchen sink at the problem, on the very latest software that I published this month we add ipv6 networking and a few other small tweaks to try to improve networking performance and discovery. I'm not sure if this will help you or solve the problem, but I'd like to throw the kitchen sink at it and give it a shot. If you're up for it, here are the directions: http://www.dexterindustries.com/howto/install-raspbian-for-robots-image-on-an-sd-card/