Hi, I want to connect my desktop and laptop to a LinkSys hub so that I
can access my high speed DSL internet on either computer, often simultaneously.
However, my laptop says that there is an IP address conflict and subsequently
disables the connection. How can I fix this problem — I can’t get another ISP,
so I have to share this IP address.
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To start with, if you’re truly using a HUB and not a Router then that’s 90% of
the problem right there. A router of some sort is required to share a single
internet address among multiple computers. It’s fairly easy, and they’re not
The other 10% sounds like it might be configuration issue. I would
double check the TCP/IP configuration to ensure that it is set to
“automatically receive an IP address”.