I can't lookup a server by IP address

Hopefully this is an easy problem.

Here is what works successfully... From a command prompt I can ping servername and it resolves with IP
I can also ping and I get full replies...

However from a browser window or (Windows, Run), I can only go to \\servername.
If I type in \\ it fails to connect.
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tallboy755Connect With a Mentor Author Commented:
After creating an exception to allow all local ports open in the firewall (for some other access problem) I can now go directly to \\

How was that firewall related?? :)
Try the FQDN,
We have seen this from time to time and never nailed it down either.  So i too will be interested in answers you get.
tallboy755Author Commented:
Yes that works just fine. I just can't look up by just IP address
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On the server with the connection problem you can connect to \\\
tallboy755Author Commented:
Yes I can
tallboy755Author Commented:
Only solution that worked but I still don't understand why it's doing that
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