Fix Windows Has Detected an IP Address Conflict [Tutorial]
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IP address is a unique address your computer gets when it connects to a network. It’s the computer’s address and identity which is used to identify it among all the other computers and network devices. This error, as you can see in the message, shows that the IP address you have is in use. Usually, this is a Private IP Address and has nothing to do with your Internet Provider since it is a glitch with your PC Settings or Router. All Private IP Addresses on your network must be unique.
Think of it as a postal address, let’s assume you have 4 devices connected (a computer, a printer, an iPad and an iPhone) to your Network, a message is sent from somewhere destined for the iPad but the iPad and the Computer have the same IP (Address). Now how is the Post Man supposed to know which of the two is the correct recipient?
Are you getting Windows has detected an IP address conflict error when connecting to a wireless network or through an Ethernet cable? Here are a few ways you can use to get rid of it.
When you connect your computer, smartphone, or any other devices to a local network, all the devices will get a unique IP address. The primary purpose of this is to provide a critical addressing technique to the network and its element. It is often used to distinguish each device on the same network as well as to communicate to each other. You can also call it as the internal IP (Internet Protocol).
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This tutorial will apply for computers, laptops, desktops,and tablets running the Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 operating systems.Works for all major computer manufactures (Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Toshiba, Lenovo, Samsung).