CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Q747

A client’s computer is receiving an IP address conflict error message. All computers are configured with static IP addresses, but no one else is reporting an issue. The IT department is unaware of any newly added devices on the network. Which of the following should be the NEXT step to identify the device causing the conflict?

A. Disconnect the user’s computer from the network and ping the IP address from the switch to get its MAC address.
B. Disconnect the other user’s PCs and reconnect them one at a time while monitoring the affected PC until the source of the conflict is determined.
C. Configure the affected user’s PC with a new static IP address and verify it has network connectivity.
D. Check the affected computer’s firewall logs for unusual inbound activity in the NetBIOS and HTTP ports.

Correct Answer: C