System error 6118 has occurred when using net view command

System error 6118 has occurred. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.

This error can be related to two different issues
Issue 1. The firewall is turned on and it is preventing browsing and sharing the network where the computer belongs
See Microsoft article id: 298804 for details
The solution is to turn off the firewall

Issue 2. The ip address of the PC has changed and it is on a different subnet than your network
Example: your network is on a 192.168.1.x and the computer with the error is on a 10.1.1.x network
The solution is to change the ip (make it static) to the same subnet as your network. Example make the ip of the computer and use the same gateway and DNS as the others PC on the network

The likely cause of this problem is that there is another router on the network that is leasing IPs on a different subnet. The long term solution is to disable DHCP on this router or make all the machines on your network static IPS.


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