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By Skylermat ·
I have a Win95 client running in an NT Domain. When the user starts the computer, it's giving them an error saying that there's an IP Conflict or bad name and and that you won't be able to access Network Resources,the messages also shows the IP address which has a conflict and the mac address of the nic. The DHCP is the one assigning the IP address. I've been experiencing this for more than 5 times now and the work around that i'm doing right now is to assign static IP address that is not included in the DHCP scope to that machine,but is there another work around that you can suggest coz i might be running out of static ip addresses in the future if this is going to happen often. Pls help..thank you.

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by Skylermat In reply to IP Conflict

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by Ken Lei In reply to IP Conflict

i think it is a network problem,is it the problem will occur when the network traffic is very busy? because the pc can't get the free back of dhcp server in time, you must monitor the network traffic when the problem happens, or it may be cause by the network devices.

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by wlbowers In reply to IP Conflict

Go into the server and find out what machine has that address. Go to that machine and enter winipcfg. Tell it to renew all. It should drop that address and assign another. Then if the new machine tries to use it it out to go.

Good Luck Lee

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by bob.west In reply to IP Conflict

At the Win95 client PC, click Start>Run>; type in WINIPCFG and click OK. When the window opens, click release all. Shutdown and reboot. DHCP should assign a new non-conflicting IP address.

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by Pocono In reply to IP Conflict

If it's a bad name, you might want to check the DNS, just for chuckles, give it a new name, and see what happens....Peace...

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by Jeffrey952 In reply to IP Conflict

You should also delete that address instance from the DHCP server. It sounds like someone switched their PC from DHCP to a static address which was within the scope of your DHCP addresses. by deleting that instacne and then going to the problem PC and using winipcfg, releasing and renewing the address, it will assign a new address.

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