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Question:

What may be the cause for these issues in the case that to troubleshoot a network issue in a separate office, you have been using your laptop. The laptop cannot connect to the Internet when you come back to your desk and you’re receiving an IP conflict error message.

A The laptop has an IP address configured manually.
Explaination

An IP dispute occurs when a device with a statically configured IP address connects to a network where that address has already been configured or delegated to another device. Configuring an IP address is often a necessary step in troubleshooting network problems. When switching a device on a different network, the IP setup must fit the network.