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Windows has detected an IP address conflict.

  1. #1


    India
    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 Professional Update 1 x64, Arch Linux

    Windows has detected an IP address conflict.


    I keep getting an error message again and again saying "Windows has detected an IP address conflict".
    The internet (DSL) cable goes directly to the back of my CPU without any other device such as a router.

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    What should I do?

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  2. #2


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    restart your computer it should automatically reassign a new ip unless you manually selected it.
    Are both computers in the same location home/business?
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    Posts : 474
    Win 8 (64) : Win 7 (64) : Vista (64) : Android JB 4.2 : iOS 6


    or... restart (power cycle) your modem to fix the issue.
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  4. #4


    Do you have a fixed IP address or do you let the IP address get assigned when you boot up?
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  5. #5


    India
    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 Professional Update 1 x64, Arch Linux


    Thank you everyone, the problem is fixed now. We called the ISP and they sent a mechanic to repair our DSL cable, I asked him about this issue and he changed some network settings and I no longer get the error.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn567 View Post
    restart your computer it should automatically reassign a new ip unless you manually selected it.
    Are both computers in the same location home/business?
    I only have one computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post
    or... restart (power cycle) your modem to fix the issue.
    I do not have a modem in my house. The internet cable comes directly from the ISP to my CPU. (I suspect there is a common modem in our apartment for everyone.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Do you have a fixed IP address or do you let the IP address get assigned when you boot up?
    My IP is dynamic and changes every time I reconnect.
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Windows has detected an IP address conflict.
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