As noted, I am running Windows XP SP3. Starting around June 14, 2011, I have been getting this error message: "There is an IP address conflict with another system on the network." I have not had any issues accessing the internet, which is bizarre considering every forum I have read the user has had issues with this.
I have followed different steps to try to resolve this. I have checked IP addresses on all the devices tied into my network; none match the computer I am receiving this message. I have tried refreshing and renewing my IP address for that computer, but that did not resolve the issue. I have updated my modem drivers; that didn't resolve. I have checked the settings on my router but nothing. I have shut down all devices in the house attached to the network, unplugged both the modem and the router, plugged the modem back in (waited for a steady signal), then plugged in the router and gave it time, but I got the message again. I ran anti-virus and anti-malware scans, but neither picked up anything.
I'm at wits end regarding this. I suppose something could be wrong with the router, but that doesn't seem right. I have had no troubles with the router since I purchased it about a year ago, and like I mentioned there have been no connectivity issues (still as fast as I am willing to pay my provider). Two things have popped into my mind that possibly could impact this: around the 14th there was a Windows Update that pushed down and the message didn't start popping up until after that download (but I have not had this same issue on the other computers that have received these updates), and there was a very, very brief power surge (meaning seconds) throughout the house around the 16th that didn't cause (to my knowledge) anything to shut off but did reset a few clocks. I thank any help with this!