New modem router IP address conflict

  The Belarussian Mafia 12:51 08 Dec 2007

This is probably very straightforward for someone used to wireless networking.

Previously just stuck a crossover cable from laptop into my PC for networking & switched one or the other off to use the other for the internet - and everything was hunky dory.

Just bought Netgear DG834G wireless modem router & used the setup wizard. (Firstly uninstalled the old ADSL modem.) The wizard said "DHCP is required instead of static IP" & said it was making these changes automatically. The wizard finished after about 2 seconds, as if setup was complete. Network, internet (& wireless) lights are all on green, but IE says there is no connection. Windows (XP SP2) reported "There is an IP address conflict with another system on the network".

Is there a simple solution? Many thanks. (And why can't these wizards just do what they are supposed to?!)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:53 08 Dec 2007

right Click on the network and select repair.

It should then renew the IP address, do it on the other connected PC first.

  nyleridedog 13:58 08 Dec 2007

sounds liek you may have a static ip on first thoughts! go to control panel>network connections then properties for your network card and wifi card!

then double click on tcpip and make sure that these are set to obatin ip address automatically! then report back


  mgmcc 18:07 08 Dec 2007

If you have been using "Internet Connection Sharing", the Host PC's network adapter used to connect to the Client PC will have the IP address - this address is always used. The default IP address of a Netgear DG834G is which will be the reason for the conflict. Disable ICS in the PC.

  mgmcc 19:00 08 Dec 2007

...and set the adapter with the address back to getting its IP and DNS addresses automatically.

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