07-09-2012, 10:22 AM
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Do you know if your using static or dynamic IP addressing? If you dont know, then the default is dynamic.
Static = Each device uses the same IP address all the time, which is set by the user.
Dynamic = Each device uses any available IP address. This is controlled by your router, which makes sure it doesnt assign the same IP address to more than one device.
It sounds like one of your devices is using a static addresses, and then your PC using dynamic is being assigned the same address by the router, hence the message about the same IP address.
To fix, check in the settings on every single device and ensure it is set to use dynamic address (also refered to as DHCP on some devices). If there is a reason for a particular device using a static address and it cannot be changed to dynamic, then you get set up an address reservation on the router. This means that the router won't assign that particular address to any devices, so therefore there will not be any conflicts.
Hope this helped.