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Conflict with another IP

As I was reading Michael Thompson's post,  To Secure or Not to Secure, I was reminded of one of those moments in the world of computers where you are pretty sure you are going to take a sledge hammer to it and then throw it off a 50 story building.

I had been having issues with my laptop saying that there was a conflict with another IP address and then loosing my connection.  I could shut down and re-open and have the connection for a while and then I would get booted.  I called my computer guru and no one could figure it out.  This went on for almost a year--I almost gave up using my lap top at home.  It was even more frustrating when I did not have the problem on any other WiFi connection.  It was a setting on my laptop at home and it just HAD to be found.  I searched and searched but then gave up.

Fast forward a couple months and I was reading an article on how important it is to secure your connection.  Begrudgingly, I started reading up on how to do it.  Immediately after securing my connection. I figured out what the problem was.  My neighbor, who also happens to be my assistant, had a LynkSys as did I----guess what they were both called. .  . .LynkSys.  Before I secured there was only one LykSys connection showing.  After I actually named my connection, there were two.

I can't tell you how darn happy I am that one is figured out because here I sit blogging on my laptop before it is lights out for the night!

Comment balloon 7 commentsTami Vroma • June 02 2008 09:06PM
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As I was reading Michael Thompson's post, To Secure or Not to Secure I was reminded of one of those moments in the world of computers where you are pretty sure you are going to take a sledge hammer to it and then throw it off a 50 story building… more