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March 13th, 2009, 12:34 PM
I have 4 pcs running from a Dlink g406T-router.
Number 1 (Ubuntu Intrepid) is used for mythtv and general internet use - wired connection.
Number 2 (Ubuntu Intrepid) is used solely for email - wired connection.
Numbers 3 and 4 are netbooks (Xbuntu Intrepid) - wireless connected.

All use WICD instead of network manager.

I occasionally had problem with mythtv due to dynamic ip changing, so I decided to make 1 and 2 use static ip and and limited dynamic ips to range to

This solved all problems.

However I have noticed that a pc with a static ip is also assigned a dynamic ip. When all four pcs are on, the ips assigned are typically as follows
PC 1 static
PC 2 static
PC 3 dynamic
PC 4 dynamic
with and being assigned to the 2 static pcs.

Can someone explain why these duplicates exist.

March 13th, 2009, 12:46 PM
are you using your router as DHCP?

March 13th, 2009, 12:48 PM
Yes router has both static and DHCP I assume DHCP is needed to deal with any laptops visiting including our own.

March 13th, 2009, 12:53 PM
you sure you have the MAC right?

March 13th, 2009, 01:33 PM
Thanks Ozz for quick help.

Due to a power cut a few minutes ago the problem has cured itself and the duplicate dynamics have gone.

The router had never been switched off before so I guess that the router was trying to do what it used to do. Not a very scientific answer I admit.