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Well my cousin had come over last weekend and he brought his own PC over so we could both have a PC to play games on all night and I tried hooking up both of our PC's to the internet so we could play BF2 or CSS and I hooked it up from modem to router and then one cable to each of our computer but when we turn our computers on and try to get online, only 1 is able to get online and the other says "Conflicting IP Error" or something along that line. Even when my mother and I try to get on at the same time, me using a wire, and her using the wireless, we get that error as well.

How do we fix this? Is there any way?
    
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That means you are both being assigned the same ip. Go to network connections and right click on "TCP/IP settings" and click on properties. Set your own ip's, make sure they're different.
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this usually happens when one person has a static ip and the other does't. Run CMD and type in "ipconfig /all" do what the guy who posted above me said and copy the info from dos to your tcp settings, do it for both computers.
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It happend to me sometimes...either
1. DHCP- in the router you have it restricted too little users maybe
2. Restart one computer at a time and that fixes everything

And one of those computers are not running DHCP then because it would look at the network and would assign that computer with a different IP address no matter what.
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That means you are both being assigned the same ip. Go to network connections and right click on "TCP/IP settings" and click on properties. Set your own ip's, make sure they're different.

So do we just type in a random number for the IP?
    
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unplug your modem for 30sec, plug it back in see if that does the trick.
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still needing help with this...

I'm using Windows XP

Do i just put a random number?
    
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