Computer Wont release ip
wadesmart at gmail.com
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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