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Why is my router assigning the wrong address via DHCP

Why is my router assigning the wrong address via DHCP

I have a WRT54G router that is set up to serve out addresses via DHCP. It correctly serves up addresses to every other machine on the network, including another PC, my macbook when connected via wireless, my wife's notebook, and our printer. However, whenever I attach my macbook to the router via an ethernet cable, the address it is given via DHCP is wrong.

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Guest [Entry]

Are you sure there isn't a second DHCP server on the network?
Guest [Entry]

"Is your router setup for two different subnets?

You can 1) Check the subnet mask or 2) Just plug another device into the same physical port where you plugged your MacBook and see if it's also 192.168.29.*"
Guest [Entry]

The answer to the question is simple: user error. My linksys hiport was connected incorrectly and was trying to dole out IP addresses instead of just acting as another device on the network.