How-to fix Windows Has Detected an IP Address Conflict

Today on this tutorial, we will see how to fix the common error: Windows Has Detected an IP Address Conflict

Each computer that connects to the network has a single IP address, which is unique and can’t be duplicated in the local network, to access the multiple functions offered by the Internet.

One of the problems that many users detect when they connect their computer to a new network, a message is displayed regarding the conflict in the IP address within the local network indicating that another computer in the local network has the same IP address when in It cannot be like that.

So let’s see some simple methods to fix this problem and have optimal connectivity.

Method #1: Restart Modem or Router

With this method we allow all network parameters to be reset and thus assign a new IP address to our computer and be able to navigate in a reliable and optimal way.

To restart the modem or router, you must go to a web browser and in the address bar enter the IP address of your network default gateway which can be obtained by executing the ipconfig command at the command prompt:

Once you enter the IP address in the address bar and press Enter, you will see something like this:

There you need to enter your router credentials and, in this case, go to the System Tools tab and click on the Reboot section and follow the instructions. Once your computer restarts, all the network parameters updates, and you can usually connect to your network.

Another method to restart the modem is by pressing the power button about 3 seconds.

Method #2: Set Static IP Address in Windows

This method isn’t common since by default the service provider or ISP enables DHCP and more if it is a corporate environment in which the DHCP server itself is responsible for distributing the respective IP addresses to all client computers.

But in an extreme case of requiring access to the network, you can set an IP address within the authorized range of your local network.

To set a static ip address in Windows, follows the following steps:

Open Network and Sharing Center, for that, open the Control Panel and navigate to Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center

You can also make right-click on the network icon located in the taskbar and there select the option Network and Sharing Center

You can find the name of your current connections in the Connections field located at the top. Now click on the option Change adapter settings and there right click on the adapter and select the option Properties:

The following will display where you make double click on Internet Protocol Version 4.

In the window that opens, check the box Use the following IP address and enter the respective IP addresses and Gateway according to the need.


For DNS servers you can make use of public DNS like those of Google, which are and Once you define the values, click on OK to save the changes.

This method works almost all the times if it doesn’t work, try again with another IP.

Method #3: Reset IP Address using Command Prompt

Finally, you can reset the settings of the IP address using the Command Prompt.

For this, you must open the Command Prompt as administrator. For that search the word cmd and right-click on the option, then select Run as Administrator.

command prompt administrator

Once opened, run the following commands in order. When you finish, it will be necessary to restart the computer to apply the changes.

netsh int ip reset c:\reset-log.txt
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

As easy as that you have these practical and straightforward options to fix the problem of conflicts in the IP addresses in Windows operating systems and in this way enjoy a navigation without problems or restrictions.

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