windows7 computer NIC doesn't work with LINUX network
Posted on 2014-11-17
in my company i have 2 networks:
1. regular LAN (windows)
2 LAB (linux servers with dhcp)
The networks are totally separated,
lately people who tried to connect to the LAB network were getting "IP conflict" messages from the NIC although the IP addresses were given by the LAB network DHCP.
also when they tried to configure a static IP address on the NIC it was not possible.
few important issues:
1. it happens only with the LINUX network
2. in the past (2 weeks ago) it didn't happen
3. LINUX computers and XP computers that are trying to connect doesn't suffer from this problem
which bring me to the conclusion that it probably happened because of some windows update that was send lately
does anybody knows something about this problem ?