sys detected conflict for IP address and hardware address

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myraleigh

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I have windows 98 w/ Firewall 3.0 installed. I have been getting the following error message : The system has detected a conflict for IP address 24.19.108.10 with the system having harware address 00:20:78:C8:FA:A9. After I press ok, i have trouble accessing the internet. Usually have to shut down current window and start another or have to restart computer. I don't know what this addess is but have blocked it in firewall. This did not help the problem. The hardware address is assisgned to " system board extension for PnP BIOS".

Thanks for the help.
 
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Never heard of that one before, and since I don't network, this is the best I can do, hope it helps...

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q148/8/63.asp

If you have a cable or dsl provider (in other words, one that provides a fixed IP), and are not on a network yourself, you should contact them concerning the conflict.

Also, I don't know whether this problem can be caused by a trojan, but if there is no other explanation you can do updated scans here:

http://housecall.antivirus.com/pc_housecall/

http://www.moosoft.com/
 

Del

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Normally it means, another computer is already on the cable or dsl network using that IP address. If you are on a home network it could be your other computer.
If not, someone out there is using your IP address to connect to the Internet. It could be accidental but most times it is not.
Next time it happens, write down the IP address and the hardware MAC address of the conflict. Your ISP should be able to find the offending machine and contact that person about getting off of your IP.
Used to get this with the @home network alot.
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Nearly every time I've seen this error, the solution has been to:
uninstall the network card drivers (making sure you have the latest drivers from the manufacturers web site) then reinstall the card with the new drivers.
 
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