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    Strange message on bootup - MAC G-5

    We have a MAC G-5 in the office running Leopard OSX 10.5. Due to a major storm, we shut all the machines down (common practice here) until the storm passed. Upon bootup, at the logon screen but above the logon dialog box, there appeared a prompt which said:

    <hr>IP 192.168.1.100 is being used by 00:15:99:26:60:ae<hr>
    The machine is connected to a Linksys router via a RJ45 cable, not via wireless. And 192.168.1.100 is the correct local IP. It has never had a problem whatsoever before. Unless we click on the "OK" button in that dialog box, we cannot logon to the machine. And, after a successful logon, there is no Internet connection, although the machine works fine otherwise.

    Anyone have an idea what this is about? We have tried rebooting and doing a complete shutdown and startup but the same message appears.
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    Re: Strange message on bootup - MAC G-5

    Not sure why the change for you but I guess the first thing I'd do is check to see what the MAC address is for your G-5. Go to System Preferences/Network/. Click on Ethernet and it will give you the MAC (Ethernet ID) address.

    You can use the Network setup utility to get you back on. Click the TCP/IP button and at the bottom of the panel - click on Assist me.... Another dialog box will open to begin the process.

    Hope this helps.


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    Re: Strange message on bootup - MAC G-5

    If you look at the linksys admin screen:

    Status - Local Network - DHCP Table

    It will tell you the name of the computer with the .100 address.
    Mike Wolfman
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