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“
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:
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.
Here’s the video to help you more on this problem:
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