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constant ip address conflicts

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#1 andpprice


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Posted 05 May 2016 - 09:14 PM

I share wifi in my apartment with my bro. I have windows ten on my pc and he runs an ipad for internet. Fairly often then internet shuts down and we have to restart the modem/router to get it running again. Ive noticed recently that many times this happens i get a message that another machine has the same ip address.

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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 06:27 AM

This is caused by the router resetting its Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) table.  It doesn't remember the IP addresses that have already been assigned and reassigns them to a different device.


You can resolve the issue by opening a command prompt, search for CMD.  Then type IPCONFIG /RELEASE and press return.  Then type IPCONFIG /RENEW and press return.  The issue should be resolved.


You could also set up DHCP reservations on the router.  This would assign your devices the same address every time they connect.  The process to do this will vary by router, but isn't difficult.

#3 dylanlangdon


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Posted 07 May 2016 - 05:54 AM

Many brands of home broadband routers nowadays have the common IP address. For example, D-Link and Netgear routers have the ip address these days. If you are a user of a router, then you have to verify whether your router has this IP address or not. You can login to your router’s administration panel by using its IP address. You can take note of various factors associated with your router manufactured by any reputable company when you look at the user manual. You can find the IP address of a router by using the following details. 

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