Do you use the Hibernate or Sleep options? That can cause duplicate IP addresses. When this happens, your system hibernates/sleeps and saves the IP address that's in use. But the network sees it as not being used (since the computer isn't communicating), so it reissues it. Then, when you resume from hibernate/sleep you'll still have the old IP address which has since been assigned to someone else.
Nope. The machine is always on unless I deliberately turn it off. Not even screensaver. I can go along for half a day with no problem, then the popups start for a while, sometimes just half and hour, other times many hours. Then it can go away again. And all the time my net connection is uniterrupted. Downloads continue as normal, I can watch streaming video on YouTube but I just get the (multiple) popup(s) blocking the screen and have to manually close it.
I have been working on this for months now and have tried all the network error fixes, removed firewalls, removed antivirus, switched to using openDNS. I went abroad with this same laptop and had no popups when I used another connection in the hotel or in someone's home. I have given up trying to troubleshoot as nothing seems to actually be affected. All I want is to be able to turn off the warnings.
Edited by Verywierd, 13 March 2008 - 01:11 AM.