Our internet router often stops working at home, but for the the second time only I have got a pop-up error saying:
"another device is using your ip address".
We have an iPhone and a Macbook but as far as a remember this problem occurred for a brief time when we were without an iPhone. In any case, I had a look at this post which suggests the problem is a cause of the iPhone and Macbook trying to use the same address.
I changed the IP address via
System Preferences > Network > TCP/IP > configure IPv4
Using DHCP with manual address to
126.96.36.199. I then switched back to
Using DHCP and clicked 'Renew DHCP Lease'.
When I checked the IP address again it changed to
192.168.1.11. It works now but I wonder if this is a permanent fix or will this problem keep occurring?
Update: The problem persists, but his time without the error message which would leads me to believe that there another problem in addition to the
"Another device is using your ip address" problem.