In these modern days, wireless things are loved by people. People don’t want to use wired things as it’s difficult and sometimes creepy managing cables. Hence, wireless technology helped in many ways. Now, Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC, Wireless charging etc. like things are used. In laptops, the internet is mainly accessed using WiFi. People having internet connections are using modems and routers so that their internet connection can be accessed by a number of devices wirelessly at once. But, sometimes due to system/router problem, many WiFi connection-related errors like limited WiFi connection or WiFi Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration errors are shown. These errors are mainly generated because of the router or the Windows OS itself. Because of outdated drivers and misconfiguration of WiFi settings, errors become usual. So, in this article, we’ll be showing you the most common error which is shown in troubleshooter while troubleshooting the WiFI connection.
The error is: wifi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration. The error itself clears that there’s something wrong with the configuration of WiFi settings. in most of the cases, installing a corrupted or faulty program can cause serious internet connection related problems. This is because once the user provides admin access while installation of the program, the program can many things in your system. So, it’s recommended to install software which is downloaded from the trusted source only. This prevents you from many spam and threats.
Now, let’s talk about the solution to this problem. We can do six things to fix this problem.
- Reset TCP/IP
- Checking the IPv4 Settings
- Renewing the IP Address
- Disabling The 3rd Party Firewall/Antivirus
- Re-Install The WiFi Network Driver
- Update The WiFi Network Driver
These methods shown below will surely fix your problem. Now, let’s go through the steps. We recommend you to follow the methods listed below in the way they are arranged. This will help in fixing the problem reliably.
Fix: WiFi Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration
In this method, we’ll be releasing the IP address and the renewing the IP address. Once the release command is executed, the client immediately gives up its lease and notification will be sent to the server which is DHCP notification. Then renew command will assign a new IP address to the user. Below are the steps which will guide to release and renew your IP address.
- Open CMD as admin in Windows.
- Now, to release your IP address, execute the following command:
- Then to renew your IP address, execute another command:
- Check if your internet works or not.
The user whose internet connection isn’t still working need to reset their internet protocol settings. Our second method shows how you can exactly do that.
Reset TCP/IP Using CMD To Fix WiFi Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration
This method will reset your internet protocol to the defaults. The commands will rewrite the registry keys to default and this acts life to restore your internet settings to the default state. If the problem is related to your internet protocol settings, it’ll be then fixed quickly. You should have administrator account access as the command only runs on CMD opened with Administrator privileges.
- Press Win+X and select Command Prompt Administrator.
- Type following commands in the CMD :
netsh int ip reset
- Now, restart your computer and once rebooted, check if your internet is working fine or not.
Check your IPv4 Settings i.e DNS Server Address and IP Settings
Some users have changed the IPv4 server settings live they have put the wrong DNS server address which is down or not valid. Also, if the IP settings are changed and assigned to the wrong values, the then user will definitely not be able to connect to the internet.
Even changing the settings will also help you to solve WiFi doesn’t have valid IP configuration. So, there are two faces of this method. Either you’ve set the invalid addresses there which is the reason behind the problem. Or you can set some IP addresses which will help you in fixing the problem.
- First, open network and sharing center. Right-Click on the WiFi network icon in the taskbar and select Open Network Sharing Center.
- You’ll get a new window where network to which you’re connected will be listed. Click on it.
- A small dialogue box will appear, click on Properties.
- Scroll down and choose IPv4>Properties.
- Now, there are two conditions here, either you’ve used custom DNS and IP address settings or you haven’t used anything.
- If you’ve Entered DNS and IP Address: Then remove all the values and choose Automatically Receive Settings options. Save the changes and also check IPv6 settings. Then try connecting to the internet again.
- If You Haven’t Entered any DNS/IP Address: Click on Use Following IP Address and then enter following values:
IP Address: 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
Choose obtain following DNS server address:
Preferred DNS: 126.96.36.199
Alternate DNS: 188.8.131.52
- Save the changes and try connecting to the internet again. We hope it worked.
Still no success? Don’t lose your hope. There are still many steps left below which might be helpful for you. The most common reason behind this problem is listed above. But, users whose problem isn’t still solved can follow our next 3 steps.
Disable Antivirus and Firewall Temporary
Maybe your antivirus or firewall is blocking you from accessing the internet. This happens in many cases that Antivirus sometimes blocks the computer from accessing the internet because of security reasons. If this is the case with you, there’s the simple solution. Just disable antivirus and you’re done. Once there’s no antivirus protection, try connecting to the internet and if you’re able to access the internet, this means that there’s something wrong with the antivirus you’re using. Try re-installing it or remove it completely from your system.
Also, disable firewall is active. Open Control Panel>Windows Firewall and disable it.
Un-Install WiFi Network Driver
You should uninstall your network driver. Once you’ve uninstalled the network driver, next time when you’ll boot again into the computer, the driver will be installed automatically.
- Open Control Panel and choose Device Manager.
- Expand Network Adapters>Choose Your Network Driver>Right Click>Uninstall.
- Now, follow on-screen guide to uninstall the driver.
- Restart your Windows device and check if your problem is solved or not.
Update Your Network Driver
Updating your driver might help you in solving problem automatically. if you’ve updated your OS and after the update, you”re getting WiFi doesn’t have valid IP configuration error, this means your driver won’t support with the version of OS you’re using. hence, updating the driver is a wise step you should follow.
We now hope that your problem is solved. But, if you’re still struggling with this problem, comment down below and we’ll provide you another solution according to your situation. Explain your problem down below in the comment section.