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Changing A System's IP Address

Discussion in 'Networking' started by UpUpAndAway25, Jan 1, 2011.

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  1. UpUpAndAway25

    UpUpAndAway25 Thread Starter

    Jan 1, 2011
    Hi there, I put a simple-ish title because it's quite a complex problem (to me anyway) that I have. Also if this is in the wrong place, sorry (Windows 98, Server, Networking, wasn't sure which one...). Recently a system went down at work. We have four touchscreen point-of-sale terminals, and a master terminal which is just a basic 400mhz PC which we use as a server to connect all the terminals together (wired LAN) and then use to run the retail program, essentially turning the terminals into tills (and other bits and economic bobs). Oh, and being as backward as we are, we are still using Windows 98. However one broke the other day, kaput, it went, and now another office has sent us a terminal, but it's configured to their IP address. We have a static IP address to make things simple (its a small-ish place, a few terminals, internal network and all that!), and they also have a static IP at their office. So (big breath), when I hooked the terminal up to our network I got an error telling me about a hardware conflict between the new terminal and the master/server due to them having different IP addresses. And because of this, the master PC/server won't recognise the terminal and thus won't run the retail program. Now am I right in thinking, if its possible to change the IP address of the new terminal to that of our office's current static IP address it will work? And more importantly how can I do this? Thank you for any help, UUAA!
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