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In this post, learn how to fix, if you receive "Windows has detected an IP address conflict" error in Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

An IP address conflict is supposed to occur when two different computers have assigned same IP address, when they’re either on Local Area Network or on the web. This is solely the networking terminology and sometimes Windows users may need to understand it, when they actually face IP address conflict on their system.

So whenever Windows 10 have an IP address conflict, you’ll be notified by following message:

Windows has detected an IP address conflict

Another computer on this network has the same IP address as this computer. Contact your network administrator for help resolving this issue. More details are available in the Windows System event log.

FIX Windows Has Detected An IP Address Conflict In Windows 10

To solve this issue, you simply need to isolate either machine from being using same IP address. Once the either machine is having different IP address assigned, this message would no longer appear.

Here is how you can solve this problem:

FIX : Windows Has Detected An IP Address Conflict In Windows 10/8.1/8/7

FIX 1 – General Suggestions

1. Turn off the router, wait for few seconds, restart the router and see if you still get message.

2. Run the Network Adapter troubleshooter.

3. Some users found that disabling IPv6 solve this issue for them.

4. Reset TCP/IP configuration.

5. Renew or release the IP address by running following commands:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew

FIX Windows Has Detected An IP Address Conflict In Windows 10

Close Command Prompt and reboot the system. Check if the issue still persists.

FIX 2 – Remove Statically Assigned IP Address

This problem often faced by users who have fixed IP address assigned. So using dynamically assigned IP address would help them to solve this issue.

Here’s how:

1. Press W8K + R to open Run, type ncpa.cpl and click OK.

Network Connections Windows 10

2. In Network Connections window, right click on your primary network adapter and select Properties.

FIX Windows Has Detected An IP Address Conflict In Windows 10

3. Next, on the property sheet, at Network tab, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and hit Properties.

FIX Windows Has Detected An IP Address Conflict In Windows 10

4. Finally, on TCP/IPv4 property sheet, at General tab, select Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically options. Click OK.

FIX Windows Has Detected An IP Address Conflict In Windows 10

Exit Control Panel and restart your machine, problem should be fixed now.

Hope this helps!

Related: The network location can’t be reached in Windows 10.


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