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by Korobij / March 18, 2018 9:50 AM PDT

I am on my landlord's WiFi. I have my own password. Today MS popup said that 'there are 2 computers with the same IP address'. Microsoft Essentials says 'PC potentially insecure'. Since this is a shared WiFI, can I change my IP address with out affecting his or without going through him?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 18, 2018 10:46 AM PDT
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Because your PC would not be able to get on the internet if this was true, my bet is something else is going on. Example. When a PC checks out a LAN IP address the PC might ask the router for that same address and you might get a pop up complaint. There is nothing to fix here if you can get to the internet.

Eventually the message will stop. I don't see any reason to write more about this.

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Re: shared WiFi
by NaderHussain / March 26, 2018 7:42 PM PDT
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Usually, this type of issue resolves on it's own. However, a couple of things you can try doing to resolve the, shared Wifi, error issue, are the following.

- have your router rebooted

- reset your computer's IP address

Log into the Administrator account (Windows), and enter, cmd, into the search box.
Next, type in the following commands:
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

Your computer's IP address should be different, now. If you are using a static IP address, this will not make a difference.

You can also consider getting a new IP address if it is static(manually entered into settings).

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