OS X :: IP Address Conflict In AirPort Settings

Oct 9, 2010

I have a wireless router with 2 devices connected via ethernet (PC and XBOX 360) and 3 devices connected wirelessley (Imac, macbook, iphone and printer). This morning I was using my imac and all of a sudden I got a message saying another device is using my IP address.

I tried restarting the router, the computer airport but nothing worked. The only other device on at this point was the macbook which received the same message. I assigned a manual address to the imac via the advanced settings in airport but how do I fix this so that IP addresses are assigned automatically?

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MacBook Pro :: Persistent IP Address Conflict On Airport?

Feb 21, 2012

I have about 60 users on my network with a router assigning DCHP leases to all machines.There is an airport extreme in bridge mode which is expanded with another airport extreme that are connecting the router to about 35 machines. There is a 50/50 mix of mac and pc.ONLY the macs are having a IP conflict issue.

Problem:IP Conflict errors only on the wireless connection throught Airport on Macbooks.I did have 1 iMac have this problem, but they are fine for the most part.It seems the MAC just will not let go of its previously issued address and is persistently re-asking the router for the address, kicking back the error.I try to have it clear the previous DCHP with no luck.

I have tried:

-Renew the DCHP lease

-Reboot Machine

-Repair Disk Permissions

-Update Software (Happens on both OSX10.6 & OSX10.7)

-Remove/Recreate Wireless Network Profile 

If I just assign a manual address, it works.  I don;t want to do this to everything on the network and I would love for the DCHP to work as it should on the MBPs like it does on everything else. Rebooting the router is not an option since I have an entire office on it. And.. it is probably not a router problem since the problem is concentrated on one type of machine. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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This past week saw two new pre-release distributions of the 320MB Leopard update fall into developers' hands. The first arrived mid week as Mac OS X 10.5.5 build 9F25, but contained no noticeable changes from the build the preceded it.

More recently, developers were treated to build 9F29. That build tacked on a pair of fixes, one of which tackles an issue between Macs and previously joined AirPort networks, people familiar with the software say. The second fix was related to a graphics framework.

Seemingly at the tail end of its development cycle, Mac OS X 10.5.5 is reportedly hindered by a single known bug that prevents emails from being searched properly in Apple's Mail application.

The fifth maintenance and security update for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard now stands to deliver 125 bug fixes when it's released later this month.[ View this article at AppleInsider.com ]

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I then select the network I want to use, and then it suddenly works again. Also three of the macs are using the TC for back ups. Usually the back up gets delayed, and wont start even if I ask it to back up now. It starts to the volume ready, then it says that the disk isn't available. Is there something I cant do or is the TC faulty? My mum and dad arent too good with macs, so if they cant connect to the internet they usually just reboot and it works. I have reset the TC and created the network again, but its still the same issue.

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Jul 24, 2009

I recently moved to a new place. At my old apartment I had my express plugged in, never constantly unplugged it or anything and it worked fine.

I move into my new place and now my express wont work. I did a factory reset, holding the reset while plugging it in, reconfigured it to extend my network as I use it to connect to xbox live.

Everything will work for about 2-3 minutes and have internet until the light goes solid yellow. It wont show up in the airport utility or anything. I look at it and it is shutoff while plugged in. No blinking light, no solid light just nothing.

I cant find any information on any other resets and I assumed factory was way to go after it wasnt working the first time.

I have NO idea what to do now. I assume its dead completely unless there is something im doing wrong.

I have had it for a little over a year. Not exactly sure when i bought it. I think I am within a month of the warranty expiring. This sucks. I dont have my proof of purchase or anything. But I am positive I bought it around this time.t does the normal start-up by blinking green then solid yellow while starting then it resets, "starts up" one more time then shuts off completely.

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Now today I'm trying to connect to the net again back on the default 'automatic' location (i made a seperate location for the OSC to try and avoid this sort of trouble) - and although Airport is picking up the router and is saying it HAS got an IP address, the internet is still not connecting.

I've done a few common sense diagnostic checks, its not Firefox becuase I'm running Little Snitch and thats not showing any movement either..I checked that its automatically configuring using DCHP and supposedly wiped the network settings by deleting the .plist files but its still doing the same thing: reporting that it's connected and has an IP address, but still with no connectivity.

Diagnostics says it 'appears to be connected' but the Network Setup Assistant gets to the last stage of the setup and asks me to check my diagnostics because it can't connect. When seconds later it has an IP and is 'connected'.

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Well I get home with the new AEBS hook it up, and does the same thing. Apples menus and troubleshooting guides. (The main reason I decided to get the AEBS) Well after going through the setup, it says it is not receiving an IP address.

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I've done all the basic troubleshooting with resetting the Router to factory setting and also unplugged and restarted my modem and Router and laptop.

I've called my ISP (Time Warner Cable) and they've gone through the same troubleshooting with me. I know my internet works as I've been using Ethernet and it works. The person over at Time Warner and she said that my internet and even Netgear wireless router is giving the right IP address but when i checked my network settings on my computer, the IPv4 address is this:

I've checked on various sites and i found that IP that starts with 169.254.xxx is the default setting for airports. I don't know how to set the right IP on my airport on my laptop? It's annoying because I've tried setting my airport on my laptop USING DHCP with manual address with the correct IP from my ethernet connection but doesn't seem to work. I'm at the end of the ropes before smashing my router and computer to a million pieces.

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Okay. So my Airport has decided that I apparently have no IP address. I know this is somehow my fault, and I've tried resetting it via terminal, but each time I fix it, I have internet connection for about 5 minutes and then it cuts out again. I've looked under my network settings and there's absolutely no IP address. Nothing. I set up one of the Google servers (, but that is only getting me so far. I just don't know what to do next. I'm running Lion, because I know that will make a difference in how everything is set up.I have also tried to release a new one via DHCP, but that doesn't do anything when I try it.

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1 week ago my computer as stopped to connect to internet.

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the message on the network connection is Airport is connected to the network. Airport is does not have an IP address and Cannot connect to the internet

I have try everything...:

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If I connect my computer with a cable I have the same problem.

I have reset and restart Airport and computer.

I have let my connection and computer disconnected and switched off for 24 our.

I have verifyining that is not an hardware problem because I have installed a fresh OS on an external drive and when I boot from the external drive everything working well.

The OS is on boot installation 10.4.9

the machine is a Mac book pro 17 2.16 GHZ intel core duo with 2gb 667 Mhz.

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