I have seen this issue, but as we know some routers' DHCP may have an issue with Vista. Try these:
1. Modify the registry to fix DHCP issue.
2. Upgrade the NIC driver and router firmware.
3. Setup static IP instead of the using DHCP.
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
"Si" <Si@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:A1E17001-F6E0-4746-A397-E58FD0A856C0@microsoft.com...
I have been happily running a wireless network at home for a couple of years
now with a number of XP Pro clients.
I have recently got a new laptop that runs Vista Business and I am
experiencing an annoying problem that I can't seem to resolve.
Every few minutes on my laptop I get a message saying that there is an IP
I checked to event logs and found an entry saying that there is a conflict
between 192.*** and the device with MAC address 00-***.
The IP and MAC address both belong to my Draytek router.
I can't see this being a network problem as it has never happened on any
computer other than my new Vista laptop, so I thought this might be a good
place to start.
Any help would be much appreciated.