[Solved] Windows has detected an IP address conflict

By April Cai in Network issues Tags: network

Many Windows users complained that, network error “Windows has detected an IP address conflict” pops-up on their computer. In detail, the error told that another computer on the network has the same IP address as this computer. However, the error could even happen when there’s just only one computer using the network. In fact, it’s an error with your computer settings and the router. In this post, we’re going to show you three easy and effective ways to fix the error. Please take a few minutes to read on with the post here.

1. Release and renew your IP address
2. Restart your router
3. Remove your static IP

Solution 1. Release and renew your IP address

Type cmd in the search box from Start menu.
Then right-click Command Prompt from top result and choose Run as administrator.

Click Yes when prompted by User Account Control.

On the pop-up window, type the following commands and hit Enter after each.


Now see if the error still exists.

Solution 2. Restart your router

For some reasons, your router might fail to assign appropriate IP address to your computer. Then the error “Windows has detected an IP address conflict” could happen. In such case, try to restart your router to fix it.
Press the power button of your router to power off, then wait for a while and press the power button again to start it again.

Solution 3. Remove your static IP

Open Run dialog box by pressing Windows key +key together.
Then type ncpa.cpl in the box and hit Enter to open Network Connections.

Right-click on your Network Connection and choose Properties.

Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4).
Then tick on Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically.
Click OK and close all the windows.

Restart your computer and see if the error has been solved.

That’s all there is to it.
Any questions please feel free to leave comment below, thanks.