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Possible Router/IP conflict

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Clar5, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. Clar5

    Clar5 Guest

    Here's what we have here. We have three XP machines (one Dell and 2 HPs). One HP is the ethernet pc, connected to a WRT54G. The other two are on wireless. The two wireless pcs are fine on the internet. The ethernet however is a different story. It drops out when it bothers to work at all. We get it going, and it lasts a short time, then drops out. I spoke to someone and they said that the router and the ethernet pc have the same ip address; which is 192.168.1.1


    We were told to change it, but were not sure if thats correct or not, and should we change it and what should we change it to, and the proper way to change it?
     
  2. silentaccord

    silentaccord Network Guru Member

    Do you know if the ethernet PC is configured for DHCP (aka "obtain an IP address automatically")? This means that the router assigns your computer an IP address so you don't have to enter one. You can find instructions online for configuring Windows XP for DHCP. Here is a good example:
    http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=1676

    Verify that your computer is setup like this and see if it solves the problem. If it doesn't or if it's already to setup this way, it's going to take more troubleshooting to solve.
     

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