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list of servers is unavailable system error 6118??

By noblevirk ·
i am starting a new home network between two computers computerA(windows 2000 professional)and computerB(windows ME), after sharing what i want to share on both computers. when i used the netview command on each computers, computer A gives an system error 6118 list of servers is unavailable
this command works fine on computer B
can anybody help me to sought ou this problem
both computers are sharin the internet connection using a router, but cannot access each other's file nor can see each other on the network

any help will be appreciated

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by razz2 In reply to list of servers is unavai ...

Is there firewall software on the computers? If so then open
ports 135 to 139.

DO NOT OPEN THESE ON THE ROUTER. The computers are both
on the LAN side so the only issue with ports would be if firewalls
are installed on the PC's like Norton Firewall etc.

Also make sure the workgroup names are the same.

Make sure NetBios over TCP is enabled.

Also, you should make sure the Computer Browser Service is
running on the 2000 box.

One last one is checking this reg entry:


What is the value? It should be 1 or 8 in most environments.

Good Luck,


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by sgt_shultz In reply to list of servers is unavai ...

if you have not already done so, i suggest you run the Network Setup Wizard on the XP computer. it will help you make a setup diskette to take to the ME computer. that may solve your problem. If not, go to the XP computer and turn off the firewall in Control Panel Windows Security. post back if that fixes it

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by cturner50 In reply to

Hi, i'm getting the same issue; I can see machines in my windows "Network" view but "net view" at the command prompt does not see them. However, if i use "net view \\[servername]" that works!? I have opened 135-139 in the firewall.

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by Roy Penfold In reply to

At risk of opening up still further an old question, are they on the same workgroup. Windows XP Pro uses Workgroup by default, ME and XP Home use another workgroup (I cant remember what it is atm). This can be set by right clicking on 'My Computer'/Properties/Computer Name

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