IP conflict

Dane January 29, 2009 at 11:49:02
Specs: Windows Vista
I bought a Motorola SBG1000 gateway. I only have one computer attached and I am getting IP conflicts. Using DHCP.
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Event log entry: "The system detected an address conflict for IP address 0.0.0.0 with the system having network hardware address 00-0C-E5-74-C1-A5. Network operations on this system may be disrupted as a result."
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I saw this post to MS site -
Sometimes if you have specified a static IPv4 address when resuming from suspend or hybrid sleep (Windows Vista) state, TCP/IP address conflict detection may encounter a defect. In this case the error message in Windows' Event log shows following error:

The system detected an address conflict for IP address 0.0.0.0 with the system having network hardware address <Your network card's MAC address>. Network operations on this system may be disrupted as a result.

Best way to solve this problem is to manually change the static IP address.

Error with Conflicts detection may also occur if with cheap DHCP servers who do not correctly respond to workstation's report about the address being already in use. Typically these kind of cheap DHCP servers are found in DSL routers.
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The way I read this (and I am no expert) is that my gateway may not be solid enough to realize when my system comes out of sleep mode that the IP broadcast by my computer is not a new computer with the same IP address coming online. Can anyone advise me?

Thanks - Dane


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January 29, 2009 at 15:20:11
go into the nic cards properties and the power settings tab. Disable the system being able to power down the nic.

This is the REAL reason some of what you write above happens. Some of the above.. is less than accurate.

Did you configure your router?

If so make sure the dhcp scope does NOT contain the gateway ip.


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