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Windows IP Conflict

By Emily Lee
Jun 3, 2013
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  1. Not sure where to put this, but I'm having an IP Conflict when trying to connect to the internet and am not able to mess with the router because it is not available to do so. I've tried going to command prompt to release and renew my IP but it tells me that Media is Disconnected. I've tried everything I can think of. Is there anything else I can do?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,410   +315

    If it is not your router, then config your TCP to use DHCP for both IP and DNS addresses - - DO NOT provide them manually.
  3. Emily Lee

    Emily Lee TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    How do I do this?
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,410   +315

    Well, on Win/7, dbl-click on the connection in the system tray to
    • get the Network & Sharing center
    • click on Local Network Connection
    • lower-left Properties Button
    • scroll to find Internet Protocol IPv4 and select it
    • click Properties button
    • Obtain IP address automatically
    • Obtain DNS automatically
    • click OK and start closing windows.

    Disconnect your ethernet cable to the PC, wait 30 seconds and re-insert it.

    You should be able to get a command prompt window and use
    ping google.com
  5. Emily Lee

    Emily Lee TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    My problem is with a wireless network, sorry should've clarified that, not a LAN. And I am using windows 7 but do not see a Local Area Network button anywhere under Network and Sharing Center. Sorry, not really good at this kind of thing, but its been doing this for two days now.
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,410   +315

    Yea, with IP conflict, there's no connection so you cant have Lan either - - sorry for the misinformation. I don't have a wifi router and can't test the changes necessary.
  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,469   +622

    Just change step two, jobeard left it out:

    get the Network & Sharing center
    click on Change adapter settings (on the left)
    Right-click on Wireless Network Connection
    Click Properties
    scroll to find Internet Protocol IPv4 and select it
    click Properties button
    Obtain IP address automatically
    Obtain DNS automatically
    click OK and start closing windows.


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