ip address conflict

  mobileman1953 17:38 06 Mar 2007

hi hope you can understand this question and offer advice, i have 2 computers networked together with cable ( not wireless ) if i have my main machine on and someone turns other machine on i get an error message on my taskbar saying another machine is trying to use a different ip address on this network, if i click ok on the message it goes away and both machines access the internet ok, is this a problem or do all networks do it thanks for any advice

  Ashrich 17:52 06 Mar 2007

Internet connection sharing will set the first machine to an IP address of , the second machine should be set to get it's IP address automatically from the first , or you could just set the second manually to with the gateway set to , and there will be no more conflicts .


  mobileman1953 18:21 06 Mar 2007

i am new to networking how do you set an ip address to automatic

  mobileman1953 19:04 06 Mar 2007

sorted thanks

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