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  1. #1
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    May 2003

    IP conflict prob.


    am having problem with somthing calld ip conflict

    wat is that ip conflict ?
    how can i avoding it ?
    am n the network , is that ip conflict bad 4 the network?

    thanks 4 ur time.


  2. #2
    It's a gas!
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    This is caused by the network settings on the pc being incorrectly configured, possibly due to two nodes on the network have the same IP address

    How are the IP addresses assigned, static or dynamic?

    Are you the admin of the network?

  3. #3
    AO übergeek phishphreek's Avatar
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    Jan 2002
    That simply means that you have been assigned the same ip address as someone else.

    Since an ip address tells every other computer out there where you are and how to get traffic back to your machine, you can only have one of them on a network.

    Unless you are on a private network... private ip addresses are not routable... but that is a whole other story.

    If you are on a private lan, choose a different ip address that is not in use.

    If you are recieving this on the internet... then contact your ISP.

    A little more info about your network setup and or setup in general would be useful.
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  4. #4
    AO Ancient: Team Leader
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    Oct 2002
    What operating system? (guess = Windows)
    Are you setting the address? (guess = yes)
    Are you authorized to attach to this network? (guess = I won't yet)
    Have you tried DHCP? (Guess = no)

    An IP address is a unique address within a network used to route packets. If you have two computers on the same network with the same address it's like the mailman trying to determine which house to deliver the mail to by using _only_ the address when two houses have the same address on different sides of town.

    In order to prevent conflicts the system makes a broadcast with it's address when it starts up. If a machine with the same address detects this broadcast it throws up an error message on it's own screen, (so if you are not authorized on the network they know you are there..... but more fun for them they can prove it was your computer if they catch you 'cos your computer gave them a different identifier that is unique to your computer so have fun if you are doing illegal stuff), and it send a message to your machine which then disables the NIC and throws up the error on your machine too.
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  5. #5
    Senior Member RoadClosed's Avatar
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    is that ip conflict bad 4 the network
    Depends. Older Windows machines would lock up when an IP address conflict was encountered. Now they just shrug it off. So most likely you won't hurt anything, just raise a few alarms.
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  6. #6
    Master-Jedi-Pimps0r & Moderator thehorse13's Avatar
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    Be sure that another DHCP server isn't handing out the same range of IP addresses if you are using DHCP to assign IPs to your workstations. Also, I have seen DHCP servers configed improperly where leases wouldn't expire properly. Can ya give us a little more info? Are you assigning IPs manually or via DHCP?

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