iBook machine name conflict on Windows Network

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by sreedy, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Guys, I'm have a bit of a problem with connecting my iBook (OS X 10.3) to my work Windows network. I connect using DHCP and get an IP address fine and off I go on the network.... but I also appear to be picking up a 'machine name' which is conflicting with a Windows laptop on the network that has a different ip address.

    Before I connect to the network my machine name is 'sdreed', but once the network is on I become 'D456xxxx.domain' which is odd as all the Windows boxes have assigned names and this is not passed out by DHCP. And for some reason I get a machine name that is already in use when there are only 10 machines on the network.

    Bascially I want to stop picking up a machine name....... or at least get a new one.
     
  2. macrumors regular

    cardiac dave

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    Stab in the dark, but check the windows machines to see which one is named sdreed and change that one. Is the conflicting laptop your old windows machine?
     

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