[Dshield] Static IP changing ?? WHY?

Micheal Patterson micheal at tsgincorporated.com
Wed Mar 8 17:59:03 GMT 2006

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From: "Aaron Lewis" <aaron at adldatacomm.net>
To: "General Discussion at DShield. org (E-mail)" <list at lists.dshield.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 9:38 PM
Subject: [Dshield] Static IP changing ?? WHY?

> OK I have a good one for the list. I have a small home customer who I set 
> up
> with a small netgear firewall/router, not sure of the model, and a Linksys
> WAP54G access point. I used 100% static IP space and have DHCP disabled
> everywhere. I configured the desktop with and the wireless
> laptop with The router is and the AP is
> Twice now, after a few days of use the laptop all of a sudden is 
> configured
> with causing an IP address conflict and obviously taking both
> machines off the network.
> Does anyone have any idea why this would / could happen?
> Thanks

A vpn connection perhaps reassigning the ip for the laptop instead of adding 
a secondary ip? If it's windows XP, is the end user by chance doing a system 
restore causing it to reset?  Just some wild guesses.

Mike P. 

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