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There is an IP address conflict with another comp. on the network

By MMDominator88
May 27, 2007
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  1. Hey guys, here's the deal: I am using Windows XP Home with a DSL connection on a Sony Vaio and I have a 5 port Hub that I want to use in order to connect the other two computers in the home. Yet when I connect two computers at one time to the Hub, the Sony Vaio (the other computer I am connecting is an HP Pavilion laptop zv6000 running XP prof.) tells me in a windows system error has occurred and it states that there is an IP address error with another computer on the network (the laptop never even connects to the network; it just keeps looking for an IP address)

    Sony Vaio PCV-RS312V (Desktop system)
    Intel P4 2.40 GHz
    Windows XP Home edition
    768 MB RAM
    nVidia GeForce Fx 5500 (forceware driver version 93.71)

    HP pavilion zv6123cl (Laptop system)
    AMD Athlon 64 2.00 GHz
    Windows XP prof edition
    1280 MB RAM
    Integrated ATI Radeon express 200M ("Catalyst software suite" version 7.4 release date: 4-18-07)


    the driver I have (on the desktop) for the "RealTek GBE & FE ethernet PCI NIC driver" is version 1.08.0000 (is there an update ??)
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    You need a router device to share an internet connection. A simple hub will not do.
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Get a router and then set all your machines to use DHCP (Assign an IP address automatically) in TCP/IP settings. Post back if you do not know how to do this.
  4. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 152

    any good advice on routers !! brands, prices, etc. places to buy from (I saw one on newegg that had ~50 really good reviews for around 25 dollars)
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,658   +82

    What do you want wired or wireless? There is a really fast Wired router at BB for $35 bucks Dyntex E-401 has a lot of features VPN, Gaming and etc.. For wireless that's you can look at Buffalo ones on newegg..
  6. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 152

    ok then, thank you guys very much
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