IP conflict error

  reddwarfcrew 17:39 02 Sep 2006


I have a Linksys ADSL router with my PC connected via cable and laptop via wireless.

Now if I switch on the PC first and then the laptop everything works fine.

But if I switch the laptop on first it connects to the router and internet fine, but if i then switch on the PC I get an IP conflict error.

Is there a tweak to resolve this or is it the nature of the beast?


  mgmcc 18:00 02 Sep 2006

Are both computers set to get their IP addresses automatically? If the first to boot gets an IP address by DHCP and the second has that same address configured manually, you will get the conflict.

Also, if you put a computer into hibernation, it won't have released its IP address. The other computer could be allocated that address by the router, which no longer sees the hibernated PC. When it comes out of hibernation, you have an IP conflict.

<<< Is there a tweak to resolve this or is it the nature of the beast? >>>

No, it isn't the nature of the beast and it shouldn't be happening.

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