Notebook network issue (death machine)

By oli snell
Jun 6, 2013
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  1. Hi all just need a little help from you smarter people.

    I have lots of devices on my wireless all work fine until this Hp notebook starts it seems to kick everything else off the network. So now called the death machine by all the family. Is this just a setting on the notebook that causes this? It happens on all networks that it joins to and stops as soon as the computer goes back into sleep.

    Any help would be most appreciated

    Thanks Oli
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,274   +280

    Likely you have an IP address conflict - - two machines with the same address.
    This will cause problems with everything attached to that same router (wifi or wired).

    Make sure ALL devices do not use manual settings but rather use automatic DHCP for both IP and DNS
  3. oli snell

    oli snell Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Nope checked both and they are both my computer and the death machine are on auto everything. Not sure what it could be.


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