How to Fix "WiFi Doesn't Have a Valid IP Configuration" on Windows 10
By Renee | 04/Dec/2023
We have to admit that we can’t live without Wi-Fi now, which sets us free from hundreds of wires and limited locations like old times. Therefore, once Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration error message occurs, we will definitely be interrupted from the hilarious YouTube funny videos and have to find the wire everywhere. This error message will stop you from using Wi-Fi, so let’s see how to fix it.
Solution 1 – Restart your Router
It helps the Wi-Fi connection sometimes.
Solution 2 – Release and renew IP address
Many users on the forums reported that this method help to solve Wi-Fi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration error like a charm and the steps are simple.
1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt as an administrator.
2. In Command Prompt, type ipconfig /release and press Enter.
3. After the service stops, type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.
4. After the screen stops flashing codes, type Exit and press Enter to close the window.
Solution 3 – Reset TCP/IP
The steps to reset TCP/IP are mostly the same as what we do to release and renew IP address.
1. Run Command Prompt as an administrator, by right-clicking Start button.
2. When Command Prompt opens, type netsh winsock reset and press Enter.
Then type netsh int ip reset and hit Enter.
3. Reboot your computer and see if the problem resolves.
Solution 4 – Set your IP address manually
When you connect to Wi-Fi, you’re usually given an IP address. This process is done by DHCP, but if there’s an issue with DHCP or with its configuration, you’ll get a valid IP configuration error.
1. Open Control Panel and click Network and Sharing Center.
2. Choose Change adapter settings in the left pane. Then right-click on Wi-Fi connection and select Properties.
3. Find Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.
4. When Properties window opens, select the Use the following IP address option and 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.
Under Use the following DNS server addresses, then set the Preferred DNS server to 126.96.36.199 and set the Alternate DNS server to 188.8.131.52.
5. Click OK and reconnect your Wi-Fi to see if it works.
Solution 5 Perform a Clean boot
You can also try to fix this problem by performing a Clean boot. By using Clean boot you’ll disable all third-party applications and services that might be interfering with your wireless connection.
You could also use Neptune SystemCare to fix common issues and speed up your system.
1. Press Win + R on the keyboard and enter msconfig, click OK.
2. Next, choose Selective startup and uncheck Load startup items.
3. Go to Services tab, check Hide all Microsoft services and click Disable all.
4. Then go to Startup tab, and click Open Task Manager. After you disable all start-up applications, close Task Manager and click Apply and OK in Windows Configuration window.
5. Restart your computer and see if your wireless connection error still happens.