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    I keep getting a message that another computer is using my IP address. We have 2 computers on our WIFI network and this message comes up when one or the other of us is working and the other starts to work..do I need to configure something?

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    Either set both to use DHCP or setup manual addresses for both of them - there most like is a mix of two, hence the conflict, or two manual ones set to the same address.

    Also double-check the subnet masks, sometimes overlooked and can cause a conflict too.
    Dvid

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    Are you running a virtual machine on either of those computers. I think I have this issue every once in a while if I have to use internet through my Win XP virtual machine. I notice the error sometimes after I quit the virtual machine.

    Not sure if that is the cause or merely a coincidence. It doesn't happen often enough for me to waste a lot of time trying to troubleshoot this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MBP17•David View Post
    Either set both to use DHCP or setup manual addresses for both of them - there most like is a mix of two, hence the conflict, or two manual ones set to the same address.

    Also double-check the subnet masks, sometimes overlooked and can cause a conflict too.
    I'll check that I bet you've hit the nail on the head!

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    I just read my own message ... I really shouldn't touch the keyboard on Friday night ... lol

    What I was trying to say is: "there, most likely, is a mix of two..."
    Dvid

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