My computer (running windows XP with the latest updates) has always had the IP of 10.0.0.5. I restarted the computer tonight and when I tried to login to the domain I was told that another computer on the network had taken my IP address. This has never happened before. I have tried a repair, I have looked at the arp tables, I have reset my switches, I have rebooted my router, I have done everything I can think of to release the 10.0.0.5 address but have been unsuccessful. I have also tried to switch another computer on my network to 10.0.0.5 but each computer says that the static IP has been taken. My question is, what does windows XP look at when finding an IP is already in use, (as it definitely does not just PING for that IP) and how can I release that IP when I can't even ping it?
DHCP is run by a linksys router but has a minimum IP of 10.0.0.100 so this should not effect the 10.0.0.5 IP
When I try to ping 10.0.0.5 I get 'host is unreachable'
Using the IP of 10.0.0.6 I am able to login to the domain and access the internet
**** I need to get the 10.0.0.5 IP back as I have all other computers on the network sending their snmp traps to this IP so just switching to another IP is NOT an option ****
I need this working ASAP!! Thanks!