On my home network I have two laptops that get DHCP configuration from
the DSL router. Sometimes-- if my Mac is online, and my wife then wakes
up her iBook, I get a dialog box reading:

IP Configuration in use by FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF, DHCP Server

The "FF:" is actually the MAC id of my wife's Airport card.

When this happens, I *think* the first address ( above) is the
IP address I had been using. But I then lose that address, and get
another one. And of course all network connections are interrupted.
The weird thing, though, is that my wife's iBook doesn't take over the
address I had been using; this just happened a few minutes ago, and
she's got while I've been moved up to

The second IP address above ( is the DSL router.

Why does this happen, and is there anything I can do about it? The DSL
router is a Cisco 675, if that matters, and both Macs are running
10.2.6. The Airport base station is not doing DHCP, it's just acting as
a bridge.

Tom "Tom" Harrington
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