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How to Fix WiFi does Not have Valid IP Configuration

Hello, Please let me know that how to fix WiFi does not have valid IP configuration. I am facing some issue in this. Help me.
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Sometimes, you may come across the "wifi doesn't have a valid IP configuration" error on your Windows computer. You can try to troubleshoot this error on your own by doing several things, like restarting the computer or router. You can also reset the dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) on your computer.

Manually setting the IP address and renewing the computer's IP lease will also help you get rid of the error if resetting the dynamic host configuration protocol DHCP does not work. If the TCP/IP is corrupted, then it can also cause some connection issues, so you can try resetting the TCP/ IP stack.

This article demonstrates some basic solutions in a step-by-step manner. While you can reach to one that works best for you.  We will start with releasing and renewing your IP address, since this solution has always worked for users having a network problem.

Some Solution to Fix Fix WiFi does Not have Valid IP Configuration:

Solution 1: Release and Renew IP Address

This particular solution has greatly worked for the users who reported “Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration” issue with the network. Hit and try these given steps below:

  1. Launch Command Prompt as a system admin.
  2. Enter ipconfig /release in the Command Prompt window, and press Enter.
  3. Type the next command as ipconfig /renew and hit Enter.
  4. Type Exit and press the Enter button.

Solution  2: Reset TCP/IP Stack

  1. Again launch Command Prompt as an admin.
  2. Type netsh winsock into Command Prompt and press Enter.
  3. Next, type netsh int ip reset and press Enter.
  4. Restart your computer to check if “Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration” stills exist or not. 

Solution 3: 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.

  1. Go to the Device Manager.
  2. Expand categories “Network adapters”. Right-click on the wireless device and select Uninstall.
  3. Then click the “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 4: Update the Drivers

If the above solutions don't work, you can update the drivers. If not manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

  1. Download and install Driver Easy from its official site.
  2. Then run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy scans your computer and detects the potential problems with the drivers.
  3. Next, click on the Update button given corresponding to a driver which will automatically download and install the recent version of this driver. Moreover, you can click the Update All option to automatically download and install the latest version of all the drivers that are missing or outdated.

Solution 5: Manually Set IP Address

If you are working with a home network having several computers, then IP addresses to each computer are automatically assigned . To fix the problem, try these steps: 

  1. Launch Control Panel and go to Network and Sharing Center tab.
  2. Click on Change adapter settings in the left side.
  3. Now, right-click on WiFi connection and then click Properties.
  4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click its Properties.
  5. Click on Use the following IP address to set IP address to 192.168,1.x
  6. Also, set Subnet mask to 255.255.255.0 and set IP gateway to 192.168.1.1.
  7. Now, under Use the following DNS server addresses, set the Preferred DNS server to 208.67.222.222 and Alternate DNS server to 208.67.220.220.
  8. Click the OK button at last.
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