IP address conflict

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thedon1, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. thedon1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    I have a wireless router with 2 devices connected via ethernet (PC and XBOX 360) and 3 devices connected wirelessley (Imac, macbook, iphone and printer).

    This morning i was using my imac and all of a sudden i got a message saying another device is using my i.p address.

    I tried restarting the router, the computer airport but nothing worked. The only other device on at this point was the macbook which received the same message.

    I assigned a manual address to the imac via the advanced settings in airport but how do i fix this so that i.p addresses are assigned automatically?

    Why did this even happened?

  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
  3. thedon1 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    I looked at those links but there was not a real long term solution.

    When airport assigns an i.p address it is really far for from the usual 192.168.x.xx

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