Computer Wont release ip

Wade Smart wadesmart at
Sat Jan 2 22:26:32 UTC 2010

A friend of mine called and said his computer wont release the IP 
address. A little window keeps popping up saying IP conflict. I think he 
has a old 98 machine (I know.. he needs off but.....). After releasing 
and renewing, rebooting, just turning the thing off for a day or two, he 
said it just keeps getting the same ip address again.

He called the ISP and they confirmed that the IP was assigned to another 
clients a few days back.

I gave him my 9.10 cd and told him to use it for a day or two. 
Everything worked fine in the first 5 or so hours and then he lost 
internet connection again. I had him check the IP and its the same one 

Ok, a older 98 machine is trouble waiting to happen but, a new OS 
(running off cd I should add) shouldnt pickup the same ip.

I would appreciate a little trouble shooting help.

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