What is this message telling me ( The same IP address of your computer ...)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fstigre, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. fstigre macrumors regular

    fstigre

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    Hi,

    I had my two macs turned on and using the internet on both but for some reason a got a message saying that both computers were using the same IP address. I didn't loose connection on either one, everything was working normal.

    Can someone explain why and how this happen and how could I solve this conflict?

    Thanks a lot
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Montreal, QC
    #2
    Is this a home network you're talking about?

     -> System Preferences -> Network -> [the interface you're using] -> TCP/IP

    Both computers should probably be using DHCP.
     
  3. fstigre thread starter macrumors regular

    fstigre

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    Yes.

    Thanks for your reply.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    Basically your router is issuing the same ip address to both machines. This happens when machine names are the same. You have two options either give the computers static ip addresses or different names unique to each machine.
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    You're welcome, but a response to the suggestion in the latter half of my post would be helpful.
     

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