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Fix wifi doesn t have a valid ip configuration on Windows 10

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Most of Windows Users Report suddenly WiFi / Ethernet connection get disconnected or unable to connect Internet connection on their laptop or desktop. On right side Bellow taskbar WiFi symbol showing a yellow tingle. When right click on the WiFi Network Adapter symbol and select Troubleshoot problems this results wifi doesn t have a valid ip configuration. Also Number of Users Report After upgrade to windows 10 Anniversary update or After install recent windows Suddenly Internet get disconnected. when they try to perform a diagnosis after the wireless failure it results wifi doesn’t have a valid ip configuration or local area connection doesn’t have a valid ip configuration . Even other network connected devices are working properly. So this is a irritated error you must fix the problem to get back connected to internet. Here how do you get a valid ip configuration for your windows computer.




Before move to Perform the troubleshooting to fix wifi doesn t have a valid ip configuration problem on windows 10 Laptop. Its better first understand the actual problem and reason for this error. This Ethernet / Wifi doesn t have a valid IP configuration error is cause because your NIC (Network Interface Card) is unable to get a valid IP Address from DHCP server. This is needed for the computer to speak to the router, and function on the internet. There are many causes for this issue to occur, there may be issue with faulty router,  incorrectly assigned IP Address to the computer, faulty NIC or Installed NIC driver. or it may be Virus or startups affecting wireless connection.

How to Fix wifi doesn t have a valid ip configuration On Windows 10

So If you are also Suffering with this type of error wifi doesn t have a valid ip configuration. Unable to connect to internet and looking for the solution to fix this permanently. You are on the right place Continue reading we are having some best working solutions to fix this Error.

Note Bellow solutions are also applicable to fix :

local area connection doesn t have a valid ip configuration
ethernet doesn t have a valid ip configuration windows 10
WiFi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration
Ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP configuration
Wireless Network Connection doesn’t have a valid IP configuration.

Disable And Re-enable Network Adapter

Start with basic troubleshooting , first check Modem, Router and your pc Internet cable are connected properly. Also try to Re-enable the network / WiFi adapter. To do this click on start menu search and  Type ncpa.cpl and hit enter key. This will open the Network connections window. Here  make sure other network adapters are disabled. If not right click and select Disable. Now select your active Network adapter Right click on it and select disable As shown bellow image.

disable network adapter

Now Also Turn off your modem and router. After flew minute start modem and router and Right click on your active network adapter ( which you disabled before ) and select Enable. Wait till it successfully enable and receives an IP address. Still getting same problem No internet connection ( wifi doesn t have a valid ip configuration ) fallow next step.

Make Sure DHCP client service is Running on your machine

As This Ethernet / Wifi doesn t have a valid IP configuration error is cause because your NIC (Network Interface Card) is unable to get a valid IP Address from DHCP server. So That first make sure DHCP service is running on your machine to Assign or get a valid IP address to your computer. To check This press Win + R On Run Type services.msc and hit enter key. This will open the windows services now scroll down and look for the DHCP service. If its running simply Right click and select Restart.

restart dhcp client service

If not started Right click and select start. And make sure its set to automatic startup.  Or you can do this by right click -> properties -> change the startup type to automatic. After that simply once restart the windows and check problem solved. If not fallow next steps.

Run Internet troubleshooting Command

Type the following commands in Run box and hit Enter to open the Internet Connections Troubleshooter:

msdt.exe -id NetworkDiagnosticsWeb

Run it and see if it fixes your problem. If not fallow next troubleshooting steps

Reset Winsock Catalog to a Clean State

First open Open Command Prompt as Administrator. Right click on windows 10 Start menu and select Command prompt ( admin ). Type  following command hit enter to execute the command.




netsh winsock reset

netsh winsock reset command Restart your computer and it should fix the issue.

Reinstall the TCP/IP protocol

Firs click on windows 10 Start menu search type CMD, Select Command Prompt Right click and Run as Administrator. Now on Administrator Command prompt Type netsh int ip reset command and press enter key to Reset or reinstall the TCP/IP protocol for your windows computer.

If you are getting Resetting failed, Access is denied as shown image. fallow bellow to Taking ownership and permission of the key is required to be able to successfully. Type regedit in RUN or Start search box and press Enter. It’ll open Registry Editor.Now on Registry windows left pane navigate to following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nsi\{eb004a00-9b1a-11d4-9123-0050047759bc}\26Here Now right-click on 26 key and select Permissions option. When you click on permission this will open a new window. Select Everyone from the user names list and check enable “Allow” checkbox given for “Full Control” permission.Allow full permission to everyone on registryClick on apply and ok to make save changes. simply Close Registry Editor and open Command Prompt as Administrator. Now Again type  netsh int ip reset command to Reinstall the TCP/IP protocol with out any deny error.Reinstall the TCP IP protocol without any deny errorNext Type IPCONFIG /FLUSHDNS And hit enter key after execute the command Simply restart the Windows to apply all changes. Now Check problem Solved internet connected Successfully. If still get error fallow next step.

Reconfigure Networking connection setting

Open Command Prompt as Administrator and run following commands one by one:

netcfg -d




Type ipconfig /release to release the IP address

Next type ipconfig /renew to renew the IP address

when you type ipconfig /flushdns this will flush the DNS cache

To register the DNS type ipconfig /registerdns

After perform all these command Restart your computer and check it should fix the issue. Still getting Issue Fallow next step.

Assign IP Address Manually

The valid IP configuration issue means the DHCP fails to get a valid IP address from the Network Interface Card. But you can add a valid IP address by yourself. To Assigning IP Address Manually press windows key + R this will open run windows. Now type command  ncpa.cpl and hit enter key to open network and sharing center. You can simply right click on network adapter select open network and sharing center.

Here click on change Adapter setting. Here you will see all network adapters. First disable other network connections by right click and disable. Now select the active network connection, (which having unidentified network problem ) Right click on it and click on properties.

select unidentified network connection properties

Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) from the list then select properties. Now Assign IP Address and gateway address. Also on Prefere DNS Type 8.8.8.8 and on Alternet DNS Address type 8.8.4.4

Note : Gateway address is your Router IP address. And Ip address should be on your Router IP address range. For ex : If your Router IP address is 192.168.0.1 then type the IP address 192.168.0.xx. Click tab key this will assign the subnet mask automatically. On gateway address type your router IP address.

That’s all Now click ok to save changes And check your problem solved net work connected. If not solve then next solution.

Update / Reinstall your Network Adapter Driver.

If all of above methods unable to fix the problem then may be there is issue with your installed network adapter driver. We recommended to Reinstall the Network adapter driver.

Before uninstalling the Driver it is recommended that you create a Manual Restore Point on your computer, so that you can Restore your computer using the restore point in case Windows 10 is unable to reinstall a new Driver and the existing driver gets deleted.

Right Click on Windows 10 Start button and click on Device Manager from the Menu that pops up.

On the device Manger Screen, click on Network Adapters to expand the entry. This will list all the network adapters that were installed on your computer.

From the expanded list, right click on the Network Adapter for your computer and click on Uninstall
Uninstall Network Adapter Driver

You will see a popup warning saying “You are about to Uninstall this device from your computer”, click on OK to Uninstall.

Restart your computer, Windows should automatically reinstall the right Driver for the Network Adapter. Or you can download the latest available network adapter driver from manufacturer website install it and check.

As mentioned above, in case of a problem you can easily undo the changes on your computer and get back to where you were by restoring your Computer using a Manual System Restore Point that you had created before going ahead with these steps.

perform System Restore

If All above methods unable to fix then its time to use the system restore feature. This will revert back your system to previous working state where windows running smoothly.

These are some best working solution how do you get a valid ip configuration and fix wifi doesn t have a valid ip configuration, local area connection doesn t have a valid ip configuration, ethernet doesn t have a valid ip configuration windows 10 problems. Still have any query, suggestion  feel free to comment bellow. or you can write us through our contact form.

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