I just turned on my computer and a popup came on saying; 'IP Address Conflict. Another computer on this network has the same IP address as this computer.' What does this mean and what do I do about it?
It means that your computer thinks there is another device (computer or otherwise) using the same IP address as your computer currently is.
Sometimes the only device that is using the IP is itself, which would just make it confused... But...
What operating system are you using? Windows XP? Windows Vista? Windows 7? OSX?
Are you using a router of anykind (including one of the wireless router combo units from Shaw)?
To your knowledge have you set a static IP on your computer? (for port-forwarding or anything else)?
Have you tried restarting your computer again?
I do have another computer inhouse but that's a different IP addy.
I am using Windows XP
using a router from shaw
don't know what a static IP is and yep, I restarted it and that block didn't pop up.
Are both computers XP?
Start-Run > cmd
[black screen opens up]
What is your IP address? 192.168.?.?
But if you restarted, and it didn't come up again, don't worry about it
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