Strange error connecting to windows shares from Android

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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 92.242.132.16 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 one exceptions.

The non working has a workgroup setting – the working one does not.

Any ideas what could be causing this?

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