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prettyvacant

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Hey everyone,

I'm operating on a wireless network on my laptop. I'm hooked up to a router that I share with my desktop computer and my dad's desktop computer. So all 3 computers can go online at once. But I've noticed that everytime I turn on my laptop I get the error "A Duplicate Name Exists on the Network." I have no clue what this means. If anyone out there can tell me what it means and how I can fix it, I would GREATLY appreciate it.

Thanks,

Kevin
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Hello, prettyvacant.

It looks like your laptop is already assigned an ip address that is assigned to a different computer on your network. If it's a simple one router setup with wireless access.

Your best course would probably be to turn on your laptop, Go to Start > Run type in cmd - hit enter. In the dos box that appears type ipconfig /release Then type ipconfig /renew

If that doesn't work, then let's try this.

Turn on your laptop, let it receive the error, then turn off the cable modem. Then turn off the router. Wait 2 minutes, plug the cable modem back in, let it connect - then turn on the router.
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It could be computers have the same name
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yeah you just need to change the computer name. I think its control panel, system, computer name.
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Look in your network settings for names that are the same. Right click them and select '' change name''. Change the name and voila!
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I believe in Windows 98, though I could be wrong, you go to START-->SETTINGS-->CONTROL PANEL. Then double click on NETWORKS. Then in the window that appears there should be 3 tabs, If I remember correctly, the middle tab is where you change the name of the computer. Then just change the name, click APPLY and OK, then reboot your computer and the error should be gone.

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Most likely it's one of 2 things, the IP - or the Name. I see this happen with a duplicate IP more, but it could be the same name to. If it isn't the ips that are the same, and you find that it's duplicate name, make sure you reboot before trying to connect to the network again.

Please post back the results.

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Edited by OwNt, 02 October 2005 - 10:40 AM.

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It was the name that was conflicting. I had both down as "computer." Instead I put the actual type of computer each is and that fixed it right up.

Thanks guys! :tazz:
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Thank You for letting us know
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