IP Conflict . . . (or the Heavens created networking, hell created DHCP)

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by dumbrock, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. dumbrock

    dumbrock Guest

    I run XP. I networked my xbox to my pc via nic. It worked fine and
    dandy for ftp'ing &c. for months. I moved and I installed a DSL modem
    through a usb port using the company's installation disk. It claimed
    it was necessary to activate DHCP to continue and did so.

    My xbox no longer networks to my pc. At very first, if I had the xbox
    on, it blocked my dsl service. That problem has resolved itself. I
    have tried to reconnect to the xbox. I've used various static address
    (all of which result in the yellow triangle in the bottom right tray).
    I have picked the options Automatically assign an IP on TCP/IP. I
    have set the xbox to a static 192.168.0.2 and .3 and many others. My
    mask is 255.255.255.0.

    Anyway, here is my last attempt trying to get xbox to jive with DHCP.
    I know i should be able to assign a static address but ALL addresses
    seem to generate a conflict (I've tried many). Anyway here is my
    ipconfig /all.

    Microsoft(R) Windows DOS
    (C)Copyright Microsoft Corp 1990-2001.

    C:\DOCUME~1\CONSTA~1>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : CPQ16[edit]
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : F5D5000, PCI Card/Desktop
    Network PC
    I Card
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 19-21-68-00-00-01
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 207.69.188.187
    207.69.188.186

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : myhome.westell.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Westell WireSpeed Dual
    Connect Modem

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-60-0F-81-63-89
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.47
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, October 21, 2004
    2:10:05 A
    M
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, October 22, 2004
    2:10:05 AM


    Be gentle on my n00bness. BTW, I disabled all firewalls when i was
    working on this and i never turned on Window's firewall (it is off.)
    Help.
     
    dumbrock, Oct 21, 2004
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  2. dumbrock

    EMB Guest

    Give the xbox a static in the 192.168.1.x range, somewhere high up where
    DHCP isn't likely to allocate, say 192.168.1.222 and see what happens
    then. If it works, ask for further instructions on how to make sure
    this is a permanent fix.
     
    EMB, Oct 21, 2004
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  3. You should be able to configure it with a range of IP addresses to
    manage via DHCP. Then you can use addresses outside that range for
    static assignment. That's how I have my LAN and ADSL set up. I also have
    a client's office LAN configured that way, with (at last count) 3
    machines with static IPs and maybe half a dozen others with
    DHCP-assigned IPs.
     
    Lawrence D¹Oliveiro, Oct 21, 2004
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  4. dumbrock

    dumbrock Guest

    I tried various x in that range, always with the same result: when I
    connect with the new address, there is an ip conflict. Just to clear
    things up, the local area connections dialogue shows 0 bytes received
    from the xbox, but the xbox and the pc at least recognize they are
    networked.
     
    dumbrock, Oct 21, 2004
    #4
  5. dumbrock

    dumbrock Guest

    I can't find where to set a dhcp exclusion. I am running XP Home. I
    found an article to set an exclusion at Microsoft's online help, but
    my netsh> command prompt doesnt support dhcp commands. Is there a
    client to do this? This is my first experience with dhcp, and
    networking has always messed me up.

    Thanks for your help so far guys.

    Brent
     
    dumbrock, Oct 21, 2004
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