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Accessing Synology NAS via numeric IP works fine, but asks for credentials via name

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Last Modified: 2016-03-14
I used to be able to access my Synology NAS by name (e.g. \\synology), but now, when I try that, regardless of user or pc, it prompts me for a username/password in Windows. However, if I put in the numeric IP for the NAS (\\, I can access it fine. Any idea what could be causing this issue?

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