Solved: Wi-Fi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration

Camilla Mo, in Network issues Tags: Windows 10

Wi-Fi doesn't have a valid IP configuration

Wifi  ( Wireless Network Connection) doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration

In most cases, Windows Troubleshooting may just find issues but not provide fixes. Issue “WiFi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration”  is the case. You need to solve it manually. Here you will learn how to fix this issue on Windows 10.

The problem can be caused by several issues, such as incorrect network settings, faulty network drivers. Use the solutions below then the problem should resolve.


Solution 1: Release and renew IP address

In some cases, this solution would work if there is problem with the network. And many users reported it helped them with WiFi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration problem. Follow steps below and it may work like a charm for you.

1. Open Command Promptas an administrator.

2. In Command Prompt, type ipconfig /release and hit Enter.


3. Then type ipconfig /renew and hit Enter.


4. Type Exit and hit Enter.


Solution  2: Reset TCP/IP

Follow these steps:

1. Open Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. When Command Prompt opens, type netsh winsock reset and hit Enter.


3. Then type netsh int ip reset and hit Enter.


4. Restart your computer and see if the problem resolves.


Solution 3: Manually set IP address

If you have a home network with several computers, the IP address of each computer will be automatically assigned . To fix the problem, you can try to reset the IP on the computer that has the network problem.

Follow these steps:

1. Open Control Panel.

2. View by Small icons, click Network and Sharing Center.



3. Select Change adapter settings in the left pane.


4. Right-click on WiFi connection (In my case, the WiFi connection is DriverEasy.com_4G.) and click Properties.




5. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.


6. Select Use the following IP address, then set IP address to 192.168,1.x (You can choose x to any digit number. If you are not sure about this, use 192.168,1.14.). Set Subnet mask to 255.255.255.0 and set IP gateway to 192.168.1.1.
 



7. Under Use the following DNS server addresses, then set the Preferred DNS server to 208.67.222.222 and set the Alternate DNS server to 208.67.220.220.


8. Click OK button.


Solution 4: Uninstall wireless adapter driver

The problem can also be caused by faulty network driver. Try to uninstall the wireless adapter driver and allow Windows to reinstall the driver.

Follow steps below to uninstall the driver.

1. Go to Device Manager.

2. Expand categories “Network adapters”. Right-click on wireless device and select Uninstall.


3. Then click “OK” button to confirm the Uninstall. If you see “Delete the driver software for this device.” at the bottom corner, before pressing OK, check the box next to it.




4. Reboot your PC. 

 

Solution 5: Update the drivers

The steps above may resolve the problem, but if they don’t, try to update the drivers. or you’re not confident playing around with drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to a driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version). Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).


Hope the solutions here help fix your WiFi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration issue on Windows 10. 

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  • Mary

    I tried #3 and #4 and now my laptop is completely screwed up. When it try to sign in to use my laptop it keeps restarting. Now what..?!

    • Nick

      I used solution #2 and it worked great. Thank you, thank you, Thanl you!!!!

  • Afsar Habib

    I reinstalled my Dell network drivers wlan and Ethernet controller and it worked for me. Thanks

  • Deronda Smith

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! Solution 3 worked for me. The tablet has been a paper weight for almost a year and hours of trying different methods of attempting to connect. Even changed out the router to no avail. Your solution took minutes to fix the problem. Thank you again!

  • Jonathan

    Were you able to find a Solution?

    I’m having the same issue now

  • Onnaedo ‘Gold’ Okafor

    Thank you soo much. Solution 3 worked for me after hours of trying and failing. With a heart full of gratitude from Lagos, Nigeria.

  • Robert Campbell

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Was solution 4 for me too.

  • Life Cycle

    I try all of them its not working:( when i renw my ip they said unable to connect to dhcp server. Please help

  • Luke Reed

    Solution 1 worked for me. Thanks so much.

  • Paul Donald

    Thank you so much. Solution 2 worked for me. 🙂

  • Cindy Caswell-Murphy

    Help me, please, “unidentified Network” / Invalid IP Configuration

  • Camilla Mo

    Hi Jeff,

    I’m glad that it helps. 🙂