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POP-UP MESSAGE SAID I HAD "ANOTHER COMPUTER WITH THE SAME IP ADDRESS" AFTER I DID AN ONLINE SEARCH

    Question

  • I did a search on Yahoo and after I hit the "search" button, I got a pop-up that said there was another computer that was on that had the "same IP address" and that I should check the Windows logs. I went to the Windows logs and could not read them. Should I be concerned that someone is invading my privacy? (I always use the "InPrivate" mode while online.) Please advise, as I found that message very disturbing. Thank you.

    Monday, June 11, 2012 10:56 PM

Answers

  • Hi ,

    It means another computer or device with an IP address is trying to use the same IP address as your computer thus information is being sent to both causing problems.

    You may try the following:

    1.Release and renew IP address for your computer:

    Go to Start and type cmd in the search bar. Right click on cmd and select “Run as Administrator”. Type the command below:

    ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew

    2.Try to run the networking troubleshooter and check if it helps:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Open-networking-troubleshooters

    3.Try to reset the TCP/IP and check if it helps.

    How to reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP):

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357


    Tracy Cai

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Sabrina Shen Friday, June 29, 2012 9:18 AM
    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 5:25 AM

All replies

  • In private has nothing to do with people being able to see what you are doing all it does is does not save any history or cookies...

    There may be someone on the network with the same ip address, otherwise im not sure what the problem is

    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 4:39 AM
  • Hi ,

    It means another computer or device with an IP address is trying to use the same IP address as your computer thus information is being sent to both causing problems.

    You may try the following:

    1.Release and renew IP address for your computer:

    Go to Start and type cmd in the search bar. Right click on cmd and select “Run as Administrator”. Type the command below:

    ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew

    2.Try to run the networking troubleshooter and check if it helps:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Open-networking-troubleshooters

    3.Try to reset the TCP/IP and check if it helps.

    How to reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP):

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357


    Tracy Cai

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Sabrina Shen Friday, June 29, 2012 9:18 AM
    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 5:25 AM