Wi-Fi network is a great choice if you don’t want to deal with wires and if you want to move your laptop to a different location. Although Wi-Fi is quite useful, some Windows 10 users reported Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration error message.
This error message will prevent you from using Wi-Fi, so let’s see how to fix it.
Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration message can prevent you from accessing the Internet. There are some variations of this error, and speaking of similar issues, here are the most common ones:
- No valid IP configuration Windows 10
- This issue can occur due to your antivirus or your security settings.
- However, you should be able to fix the problem by disabling your antivirus.
- WiFi doesn’t have valid IP configuration Lenovo, HP, Windows 10 Toshiba, ASUS, Surface Pro 4, Dell
- This error message can appear on almost any device, and it’s usually caused by your drivers.
- To prevent the issue in the future, be sure to update your drivers to the latest version and check if that solves the problem.
- WiFi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration unidentified network, no Internet access, no Internet secured
- These are some variations of this error, but you can fix all of them by using the solutions from this article.
What to do if Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration?
1. Reset TCP/IP
Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration message is associated with IP configuration failure, but you can fix it by resetting your TCP/IP from Command Prompt. Follow these steps:
- Start Command Prompt as administrator. To do that press Windows Key + X and choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
- When Command Prompt opens, enter the following lines:
- netsh winsock reset
- netsh int ip reset
- netsh winsock reset
- Close Command Prompt and restart your PC.
Users reported that this solution usually fixes issues with IP configuration problem, but bear in mind that if you use static IP address you’ll have to set it again. If the previous commands didn’t work, you might want to try these commands as well:
In case you can’t use CMD to enter the commands listed above, you should check out this troubleshooting guide to fix the problem.
2. Change wireless SSID and password
It was reported that you can fix Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration error by accessing your modem and changing the wireless SSID and password.
To do that, you’ll have to connect your PC with your modem using Ethernet cable, access your modem and change wireless SSID and password. For more details on how to do that, we strongly suggest that you check your modem’s manual.
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3. Set the channel width to Auto
One suggested solution for Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration error to set the channel width to Auto. To do that, follow these steps:
- Press Windows Key + X and select Network Connections from the menu.
- When Network Connections window opens, right click your wireless connection and choose Properties from the menu.Click the Configure button and go to the Advanced tab.
- Locate 802.11n Channel Width for band 2.4 and set it to Auto.
- Click OK to save changes.
4. Set your IP address manually
When you connect to the wireless network 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 an IP configuration error.
One workaround that is suggested by users is to assign an IP address for your device manually. Here’s how to configure IP address?
- Press Windows Key + X and choose Network Connections.
- Right-click your wireless network and choose Properties from the menu.
- Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click the Properties button.
- When Properties window opens, select the Use the following IP address option and enter the IP address, Subnet mask and Default gateway.
- We used settings that work for our configuration, but you might have to enter different data.
- In addition, you’ll have to enter the DNS server manually.
- In our example, we used Google’s Public DNS, but you can also use 192.168.1.1 as your Preferred DNS server.
- After you’re done, click the OK button.
Alternatively, you can access your router and turn off DHCP and configure it to assign a static IP address to your PC.
5. Change the number of DHCP users
According to some users, you can fix this problem by increasing the number of DHCP users. Some routers are usually limited to 50 DHCP users, and this can cause IP configuration failure message to appear.
To fix this issue you need to access your router and increase the number of DHCP users manually.
Users reported that after increasing the number of DHCP users all issues were resolved. To see how to increase the number of DHCP users on your router, be sure to check its manual.
In addition, some users also suggest that you can fix the problem with IP configuration by increasing the number of maximum wireless users.
Some routers are limited to only 10 wireless users, and by increasing the maximum number of users the issue was resolved.
Just in case you can’t access your router, go to this guide to learn what you can do to fix it.