You say your system is dual boot with XP SP3 and Windows 7 but there's an IP address conflict between the two?? This cannot happen as only one OS will be running at a time. It is quite possible to have IP address conflicts with a wired and wireless connection on the same machine if addressing is done statically. You also mention hacked hardware. Unless you have known compatible hardware with your system, help is hard to come by. BTW, WPA is not that new and is supported by SP2. SP3 is best but not required.
I'm going to suggest that you invest in known compatible hardware, make sure your router is set to DHCP and use network interface card defaults. Go to the networking and wireless forum and read through the top "sticky" post and set up your system that way. Get on OS on at a time and don't worry about conflicts between the two. That doesn't happen.
Hi. I'm Mike Gambino Ceo of Gambino Army Co. I have dual boot on my computer right now with windows 7 and windows XP. for some strange reason, my windows XP will not let me access the internet on the wire. I have a wireless card that is from buffalo inc and I have it on windows XP and I have SP3 with windows XP and it will not allow me to connect to the internet through the wireless card. Just to give you a little background from this, I have a Nintendo WiFi USB connector that is no longer in the making since Nintendo canceled Wifi through that so I found a wireless hack for it and I hacked it to a buffalo type wireless USB connector. I have it with windows 7 right now and it is working perfectly fine on that. I just don't know why it is not working on My windows XP OS.
little more information. I'm running a belkin wireless G router and it is connected with windstream internet access. This USB wireless adapter I have right now is a G wireless USB connector and it is not working on Windows XP sp3. I went to microsofts website and they said they WPA encryption is new and windows XP sp1, and sp2 will not access internet with WPA so I have to upgrade to SP3. This is a problem to me because I'm running windows XP sp3 and it is not working much for me. I have only y'all to help me with this because I know this is a networking issue. the reason windows XP will not work with the ethernet cord is because it has conflict with the same IP address that my windows 7 is on and it is not working out for me. Please help me out because I don't know where else to turn.