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Conflicting IP address issue on fleet of laptops

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#1 educationfiend


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:24 AM

Hello, I have a small fleet of laptops on my network, all Windows 7.  Occasionally a couple of them will display the "conflicting IP address" problem, which the ipconfig DOS commands doesn't fix, but a simple reboot does fix.

Is this a cause for concern?  Or should I not worry too much and continue as I am rebooting the machines when the occasionally display this error message?




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#2 scotty_ncc1701


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 07:00 AM

Go into the control panel, on each computer, find the appropriate adapter and assign it a static IP address.


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#3 JohnC_21


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 10:47 AM

I would also check to see if your DHCP server has a large enough range to provide an IP address to every computer and printer on the network.

#4 Wand3r3r


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 02:02 PM

You should be concerned.  You may have network issues preventing communication with the dncp server.  Someone may have brought their own router in and its acting as a dhcp server in the same subnet causing the conflict.  One of the first things to look at is the lease time on the dhcp scope. It should be long enough for a work day but not longer if these are being mobile off site.

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