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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Everso, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. Everso

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    Hi peeps,

    I have couple of windows PCs. Both have shared drives but for whatever reason I can only access one of them on Android. All the windows PCs on the network can access all the shares on all other PCs so there is at least basic sharing working. I have multiple phones and tablets and all are the same - they can access one PC but not the other. I have Kodi and Total commander installed - it's the same in both apps.

    Strange thing is when I attempt to access the non working drive in total commander it seems to lookup a DNS of which seems to be a public DNS server. I have no idea why it's trying to go to an external DNS as everything is on the same lan. Checking the share settings on both PCs they seem to be the same with a couple of exceptions.

    The non working has a workgroup setting - the working one does not

    Any ideas what could be causing this.

    <edit - removed Hyper-v as I nave now removed fromnon working PC - no difference.>

    #1 Everso, Oct 1, 2020
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2020

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