IP address is already assigned to another adaptor (legacy one)

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by BertieBigBollox, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Get this message when assigning an IP address to a network adaptor.
    The error message says it could be due to a legacy adaptor or one that
    is not phyically present.

    I've got a feeling this may have been a previous network adaptor. It
    looks like windows still has some remnants of this in there.

    Been having serious problems trying to use lanman to mount shares on
    this machine. Its absoultely refusing to allow server validation as a
    PDC. I'm wondering if its connected to this.

    Theres nothing in device manager for this network adaptor. How do I
    clear out any old stuff that is possibly causing confusion here?
    BertieBigBollox, Jan 13, 2010
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  2. BertieBigBollox

    pimpom Guest

    I'd like to know about this too because I encountered a similar
    problem some time ago. In my case, it was only a minor annoyance
    as it's a simple P2P home network, and I solved the problem
    simply by assigning a different IP address.

    I installed a 10/100 mbps card in addition to the onboard one and
    assigned a static IP address, but the computer remembered that
    address even after I'd physically removed the card and wouldn't
    let me use it for the onboard unit.

    It may come in handy in the future to know how to free up the
    previous IP address. Edit registry? Can't try that now as I
    reinstalled my OS some time ago.
    pimpom, Jan 13, 2010
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  3. BertieBigBollox

    pimpom Guest

    Ah, thought so. Thanks for the confirmation.
    pimpom, Jan 13, 2010
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