- Without an IP configuration, you cannot connect your PC to the WiFi network.
- This problem is usually caused by driver problems but we tackle all possible angles.
- For more guides like this one, visit our WiFi Troubleshooting Hub.
- If you need further assistance, you can get it from our Windows 10 Errors page.
7. 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 and this can cause the 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 all issues were resolved. Check the router manual to learn how to do that.
In addition, some users also suggest that you can fix the problem with the 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 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.
8. Perform a Clean boot
- Press the Windows Key + R, type msconfig and press Enter.
- Choose Selective startup and uncheck Load startup items.
- Go to the Services tab, check Hide all Microsoft services and click the Disable all button.
- Go to Startup tab, and click on Open Task Manager.
- Right-click each item on the list and choose Disable.
- Close Task Manager and click Apply and OK in the Windows Configuration window.
- Restart your computer.
Note: If the problem doesn’t appear, you might want to enable the disabled services and applications and find the one that is causing this issue so you can remove it or update it.
9. Make sure that DHCP is turned on
- Open Network Connections.
- Locate your network adapter, right click it and choose Diagnose.
- Wait for the scan to finish.
Note: You can always turn on DHCP from your router settings in case you turned it off earlier.
10. Make sure that the security type matches
To do that, simply open your router settings page, visit the wireless section and check what type of security is being used. After that, make sure that your wireless adapter is using the same security type.
Problems with Wi-Fi IP configuration can prevent you from accessing the Internet, but we hope that you managed to fix this problem after using one of our solutions.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2020 and has been since revamped and updated in October 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in August 2016 and was revamped and updated in October 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.