Last night I moved a small network over to three Express500 switches. I have two servers, and one user that intermittently shows Event Viewer messages of "duplicate IP address found" and gives the MAC address of itself with the exception of the first two bytes. Examples
User with 192.168.1.156 with a MAC of 0011.439f.79c8
displays an EV duplicate IP address from MAC 9c11.439f.79c8.
The two servers intermittently do the same: Example: Real MAC address 000d.6015.1c04, Its Event viewer message shows duplicate IP address from MAC:
I have her port set pu for "desktop + IP Phone", although I haven't place her phone there yet.
The other two servers are set up as "servers-standard". With the servers, I pulled their cat5 cables out, cleared IP ARP and tried to PING the address from my router, but could not. I'm 99.9999% positive these are not duplicate IP addresses. Ports on the desk top, server and switches are all set up for auto/auto. As this is my first time working with the Express 500, I'm wondering whether the MAC address of beginning of the ethernet frames is being corrupted??!! Any ideas?