Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Ip already assigned to different device.

16 Nov 2012   #1
VladimirSD

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Ip already assigned to different device.

So i got the error saying that my computer was using the same IP address as another device in the house... Well i went into command prompt and did ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew and restarted my computer and that didn't work. Now when i use Ethernet my internet doesn't work but i connect to my WiFi and the internet cuts out every so often. Excuse my language but What the hell is going on? I'm honestly not sure what I'm doing here anymore... Help me please i'm really confused and have almost no time to fix this...


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
17 Nov 2012   #2
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums,

By any chance do you have any devices that you have assigned Static IP(s)? This need to be excluded or outside of your DHCP range in your router configuration to avoid conflicting IPs in your network. Modern routers will show the IP/Mac Addresses of each device in your network.

For your wireless issue can you please install and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector?
To run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, double click the Xirrus icon on your Desktop, you may use the Windows 7 snipping tool to crop or Paint by tapping the Print screen key on your keyboard, open up Paint (Click on Start>All Programs>Accessories>Paint) then choose Edit from the Menu and select Paste, then save it and please attach the file on your next post.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2012   #3
VladimirSD

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok i uploaded a picture of the xirrus program and ipconfig /all in cmd.


Attached Thumbnails
-capture1.png   -capture.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 Nov 2012   #4
VladimirSD

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I also thought i'd add this because this confused me so much.


Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2012   #5
edwar

7 x64
 
 

It seems as something on your LAN is getting or has been assigned a Static IP that your computers wired NIC is trying to use.

That unidentified network may be a Guest network on your router. If you haven't turned off that feature it is best to do so. Or if you feel you need or want it set it to a different SSID name and make sure you assign a Password to it.

You should try turning everything off, router, all computers, phones and pads. Then power up the router and one device at a time. First the computer that is having the conflict.

Could also be someone hacked into your wireless network and has changed some settings or assigned themselves a static IP that your computer normally gets.

Might be best to change the wireless password.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2012   #6
TheCyberMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Your ipconfig /all shows you have DHCP enabled on your system on wireless and ethernet connection no conflict there.

Another computer/s in the household may have a fixed(static) ip address please check other computers or devices in the household for any ip addresses that match those above.

Also you can change those connections from a public network to a home network by right clicking on public network and selecting Home network.

Edit: Also try changing the channel on your router to channel to avoid interference.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2012   #7
VladimirSD

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm resetting my router. Perhaps this will stop it from reassigning the same ip to different devices. Will let you know if this works thanks for all the help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Nov 2012   #8
VladimirSD

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

For everyone who may have had this problem. My friend called the router company and had to type in the default gateway into the browser and reboot it manually then had to do some other things he couldn't explain properly. But for all who have this problem, just call the router company and they will help out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Nov 2012   #9
TheCyberMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Glad your issue is now resolved thanks for posting back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Ip already assigned to different device.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Remove a device or driver assigned to the wrong USB port
I purchased a webcam (Gear Head model WCF2600HDBLU) and installed it before reading the instructions (yea I'm a guy). The current drivers were downloaded from the web (or maybe are Windows drivers). Well when I tried to use the webcam in another USB port it says "Device not recognized". The device...
Hardware & Devices
Thumb assigned to USB 1.1
Somehow only one of my thumb drives has been assigned to a port/hub which is usb 1.1. I would like to get it unassigned from port 1/hub 6 and let it find an USB 2.0 port/hub. There are no warnings in device manager and the thumb drive always works, just slower than before. I have...
Hardware & Devices
2 hostnames assigned to 127.0.0.1 by default
My OS: Windows 7 professional 64bit Developing Drupal 6 sites locally using XAMPP 1.7.1. I discovered localhost (127.0.0.1) is accessible either by typing: "http://localhost" or "http://kat.ph" (?). :eek: Where "http://kat.ph" comes from? :huh: I opened my "hosts" file on Windows and...
Network & Sharing
USB's Drive Not assigned
Hi I am running Windows 7 32 bit Professional. When I plug a USB in the message that the device has installed appears. When I go to Printers and Devices the USB appears. When I go to Device Manager the Device appears as a uninstalled device and in Disk Management it has not been assigned a drive...
Hardware & Devices
Drive letters cannot be re-assigned
I had, amongst others, two drives labelled D: and E: on my PC and wished to exchange the drive letters. I got as far as temorarily renaming drive D: to X: but then had to divert my attention to other matters. Since drive D: was not actually in use this had no immediate consequence and I thought no...
Hardware & Devices
Win7 Won't Take Assigned DHCP IP
On my router, I have DHCP assign IPs to the various computers/devices on my network. For example, a laptop is 192.168.1.103, and my server is 192.168.1.102. I've tried assigning 192.168.1.101 to my Win7 box, but it keeps coming back with 192.168.1.20. I recently reinstalled Windows7 (for a...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:42.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App