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IP Address Conflict

abbagirl
Hola. I have Comcast broadband and a Belkin router with three computers connected to it, one via an ethernet cable and two via wireless cards. Despite strong connections to the router on all three computers, I recently started having trouble with my connection suddenly flaking out, constantly, and I am getting an error message that states "Windows System Error - There is an IP address conflict with another system on the network." In order to get my internet connection back, I have to turn my modem to standby, unplug my router, and wait a few minutes before plugging everything back in. Then it seems to work for a little while before starting the whole process over agin.

I changed the settings on all three computers, under Network Connections, IP/TCP properties, so that it would automatically decect the IP address and DNS server. This resolved the error message but not the problem with my connection, as now I can watch it come in and out constantly on all three computers. Does anyone know what this means?

I ran ipconfig on all three, and the IP address on two of them was exactly the same 192.xxx.x.2, but the other was slightly different 192.xxx.x.3. I am not really a techie, so please be gentle and use small words. : )