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    Help - Can't use laptop and desktop at same time

    This is a discussion on Help - Can't use laptop and desktop at same time within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I'm having trouble getting an internet connection on my laptop / desktop at the same time. It says there is ...

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      Help - Can't use laptop and desktop at same time

      I'm having trouble getting an internet connection on my laptop / desktop at the same time. It says there is a conflict of IP addresses when they're both on at the same time.
      Desktop uses a wired connection and laptop is wireless....

      I'm not very tecchie so any help anyone can give would really help me out.

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      Bubba


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      Re: Help - Can't use laptop and desktop at same time

      Im not a techie either but I think it works like this 192.168.0.1 is the router so desktop would be 192.168.0.2 laptop 192.168.0.3 However I didnt have to set these up myself just pluged desktop into router and turned on wireless laptop and they sorted themselves out.
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      Re: Help - Can't use laptop and desktop at same time

      Thanks for that Leon, i've never had a problem with them before just over the last couple of days. I thought they'd sort themselves out too...

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      Re: Help - Can't use laptop and desktop at same time

      Try rebooting the router this may help t sort things out.
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      Re: Help - Can't use laptop and desktop at same time

      You need to check the IP address settings on each computer. If you are on WinXP, go to Control Panel -> Network Connections, and then find your network connection in there (usually called something like Local Area Connection).

      Right-click on the connection and go to Properties. You should get a window up which contains a list of protocols. Scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and double-click it.

      You should now see your computer's IP address settings. There will be 2 boxes with text boxes inside them. Both boxes will have accompanying radio buttons allowing you to either specify an address manually, or obtain automatically. Make sure they are both set to obtain an address automatically. In fact, let me know if you had to change them - normally these are already set to automatic, unless someone has been playing with your settings.

      Once you've done this on both computers, your router should then be able to assign out the IP addresses it wants, and avoid conflicts. Unless someone has been playing with the settings on your router too.

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