Airport - DHCP clash on 3Com Router

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Terence Parker, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. I am experiencing strange problems in obtaining an IP address at a
    certain wireless hotspot. I'm an iBook user with an Airport Extreme
    card, though i'm told any user with an Airport Extreme has this problem
    (the site manager of this 'hotspot' is aware of the problem but is baffled).

    Although I don't have access to the offending equipment, what I gather
    is that it's a 3Com wireless router / access point which dishes out IP
    addresses via DHCP to all wireless clients. Users using Windows machines
    or even older iBooks with standard Airport cards are able to join the
    network without any problems.

    Users of newer iBooks / Macs with Airport Extreme cards are presented
    with a popup box saying that the IP address given conflicts with another
    on the network. No matter what address is chosen (even manually), or how
    many times you attempt to obtain a new DHCP lease, the same message appears.

    Has anyone come across this problem before?

    Terence Parker, Jan 29, 2004
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