FIX: Windows Has Detected An IP Address Conflict In Windows 10

If you are getting “Windows has detected an IP address conflict” error in Windows 10, this tutorial will show you how to fix.

Let me explain first what is an IP address conflict? If you have more than one device connected to your home network, you may face an issue called an IP address conflict. IP address is a unique address your computer gets while it connects to a network. So if two different computers have assigned same IP address, when they’re either on Local Area Network or on the web, an IP address conflict will appear with a little notification “Windows has detected an IP address conflict

Windows Has Detected An IP Address Conflict In Windows 10

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.

When this occurs, your connection becomes unstable or you usually lose your connection to the network. Now let’s proceed with troubleshooting the problem.

How To Fix Windows Has Detected An IP Address Conflict In Windows 10/8/7

Method 1. Restart Your Router

If you are on a Home network, turn off your router, wait for 1-2 minutes, and then power it on again and check if you still get message

Method 2. Release and Refresh IP Address

Renew or release the IP address by performing these following steps:

Step 1. Press Windows Key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
Step 2. After you open the Command Prompt, type the following commands and hit Enter after each:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew

Step 3. Wait until the command has finished, restart your system and check the problem still persists.

Method 3. Remove Statically Assigned IP Address

This error often occurs by users who have fixed IP address assigned. Hence, I highly recommended you use dynamically assigned IP address would help you to resolve this problem. To do that, follow these steps below:

Step 1. Press Windows Key + R then type ncpa.cpl in run dialog box and click OK.
Step 2. When Network Connections window opens, right click on your primary network adapter and click Properties.
Step 3. Then, on the property sheet, at Networking tab, choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.
Step 4. From TCP/IPv4 property sheet, at General tab, make sure that Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are selected.
Step 5. Restart your computer then check the problem has resolved.

Method 4. Disable IPv6

According to Windows 10 users, they found that disabling IPv6 resolve IP address conflict for them.
You can read more my tutorial here to disable it.

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