iBook machine name conflict on Windows Network

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

  1. sreedy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2005
    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. cardiac dave macrumors regular

    cardiac dave

    Jun 23, 2005
    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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