10 Solutions: Wifi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration Windows 10

Wifi doesn’t have a valid ip configuration Windows 10 is one of the difficult problems to solve after the Windows 10 upgrade. This issue will prevent you from using Wi-Fi, so in this tutorial I will share 10 best solutions how to fix it.

Wifi doesn't have a valid IP configuration Windows 10 fix

How to fix Wifi doesn’t have a valid ip configuration Windows 10

Method 1: Reset TCP/IP in Windows 10

One of the simplest solutions to solve this problem is to use netsh command. To reset TCP/IP on Windows 10, do the following:

Step 1. You run Command Prompt as Administrator.
Step 2. When Command Prompt appears, you type the following lines:

netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset

Reset TCP/IP in Windows 10
Step 3. Exit Command Prompt then restart your PC.

This method often solves issues with IP configuration error, but if your PC uses static IP address you’ll need to set it again. If the commands above didn’t work, you can also to try these commands as well:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew

Method 2: Assign IP address manually

When the users connect to wifi network they will be given an IP address. DHCP done this process, but if there’s a error with DHCP configuration, they’ll have an IP configuration error. One suggested solution is to assign an IP address for your device manually. To do that in Windows 10, you follow these steps:

Step 1. First, you press Windows Key + X, then select Network Connections.

Open Network Connections
Step 2. Right-click your Wifi network and select Properties from the menu.
Step 3. Then you click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and select the Properties button.

Internet Protocol Version 4 Properties

Step 4. When Properties window opens, you choose the Use the following IP address option and type the IP address, Default gateway and Subnet mask. In my example I used 8.8.8.8, but you can also set 192.168.1.1 as your Preferred DNS server.

Assign IP address manually
Step 5. Finally ,you click the OK button to save the changes.

Note: In this method, you can also login your modem and disable DHCP and configure it to set a static IP address to your PC.

Method 3: Change maximum number of DHCP users

You can fix this error by changing the maximum number of dhcp users. Many modem are often limited to 50 DHCP users, and this can cause Wifi doesn’t have a valid ip configuration Windows 10 error to appear. To fix this error you need to login your modem and change the number of DHCP users manually.

Method 4: Perform a Windows 10 Clean Boot

You can fix Wifi doesn’t have a valid ip configuration error by performing a Clean boot. Using this method, you’ll turn off all services and third-party applications that might be interfering with your wifi connection. Now I will guide you how to perform a clean boot in windows 10 step by step:

Step 1. First of all, you press Windows Key + R, then type msconfig. Then tap Enter.

msconfig

Step 2. Once Windows Configuration window appears, you choose Selective startup and uncheck Load startup items in General tab.

uncheck Load startup items

Step 3. Next, you go to Services tab, you check Hide all Microsoft services and select Disable all button.

Hide all Microsoft services

Step 4. Then go to Startup tab, you select Open Task Manager.

Open Task Manager

Step 5. Once Task Manager appears, you will have a list of startup applications. All you need do to right click each item on the list and select Disable.

Step 6. Now you click Apply then OK in System Configuration window.
Step 7. Finally, you restart your PC.

After restarting your PC check if the Wifi doesn’t have a valid ip configuration Windows 10 error is resolved. If the issue doesn’t appear, you can want to enable the disabled applications and services and locate the one that is causing this error so you can update it or uninstall it.

Method 5: Change your wifi name and password

It was reported that the users can fix Windows 10 wifi doesn’t have a valid ip configuration error by accessing the router(modem) and changing wifi name and password. To do this, you’ll have to connect your modem with your PC using Ethernet cable, login your modem and change wifi name and password. For more details on how to do that, I strongly suggest that you visit this post.

Method 6: Update wireless adapter driver in Windows 10

You need also reinstall or update wireless adapter driver Windows 10, because outdated configured network drivers often cause Windows 10 wifi doesn’t have a valid ip configuration. To do that, you follow these steps:

Step 1. First of all, you open to Device Manager in Windows 10.
Step 2. Once Device Manager opens, you need to find your wireless device, right-click it and select Uninstall.
Step 3. At this step, you right-click on the Network adapters entry and click Scan for hardware changes. Windows 10 will automatically install the default wireless driver for the PC. If the default wireless driver works well, you may continue using it, but if there are any Wifi doesn’t have a valid ip configuration Windows 10 errors you might have to download the latest driver and install it.

Method 7: Change Wifi channel width to Auto

One of the recommended methods is to change Wifi channel width to Auto. To do that in Windows 10, you follow these steps:

Step 1. Press Windows Key + X then click Network Connections in the menu bar (see Step 1 – Method 2).
Step 2. When Network Connections window appears, right-click your Wifi connection and go to Properties from the menu. Then you select the Configure button and go to the Advanced tab.

wifi valid ip configuration confgure

Step 3. Under Advanced tab, you find 802.11n Channel Width for band 2.4 and change it to Auto.

Change Wifi channel width to Auto

Step 4. Finally, you select OK to save changes.

Method 8: Ensure that DHCP is Enabled for local area connection

As I mentioned at method 2, DHCP is in charge of assigning the IP addresses to devices that connect to your network connection, and if DHCP is not enabled for wifi you can encounter some certain errors. To enable DHCP in Windows 10, you doing the following:

Step 1. First of all, you go to Network Connections (see Step 1 – Method 2).
Step 2. Then you find your network adapter, right click it and select Diagnose.
Step 3. At this step, you need to wait for the scan to finish.

Method 9: Enable Wireless Network Related Services

This is a solution help you can fix Windows 10 wifi doesn’t have a valid ip configuration error. To enable Wireless Network Related Services, follow these steps:

Step 1. You press Windows Key + X to opens the Run box. Then type services.msc in Run box and tap Enter to open the Services Manager.
services.msc
Step 2. Then you scroll down and find to the services listed below and Startup Type.

Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup
DHCP Client
Network Connection Broker
Network Connections
WLAN AutoConfig
Network Connectivity Assistant
Network List Service
Network Location Awareness
Network Setup Service
Network Store Interface Service

open services to fix windows 10 valid ip configuration

Step 3. Now, you double-click on the service. In the General tab, if the Service status is stopped, you select the Start button to enable it. Next, you select Automatic of Startup type.

enable services to fix windows 10 valid ip configuration issue

Step 4. Finally, you click Apply then select OK to save the changes.

Method 10: Uninstall your antivirus software

If the methods above don’t fix, you also try to remove your antivirus and firewall. Firewall or Antivirus software can often interfere with your Internet connection, and if you’re getting Wifi doesn’t have a valid ip configuration windows 10 error, you can to temporarily turn off firewall and uninstall your antivirus. Some antivirus software (AVG and Avast) can cause this problem, and after deleting the problematic software the problem was resolved. If deleting the antivirus software fixes the issue, you can proceed and update the latest version of your antivirus or change to the different antivirus software better.

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Hope this tutorial can help you fix the Windows 10 Wifi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration and make your WiFi available again. If you have any problems, just comment below and give me your email, I will guide you step by step Wifi doesn’t have a valid ip configuration Windows 10 fix. If you have any other Windows 10 related errors you can check for the solution in my Windows 10 tips section. Thank you for reading! Can we please hit likes and share on this article? article?

 


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