WiFi Does Not Have a Valid IP Configuration In Windows 10 – Solved

WiFi network is a great invention in the computer world to connect to the internet. You may use WiFi connection on your laptop/desktop connected to your router or modem. Wi-Fi is quite useful; you can connect your laptop or wireless devices to different networks in different locations. Sometimes, users get into the problem WiFi does not have a valid IP Configuration (Image below). It looks very frustrating when your other devices are connected to the internet, working fine instead, you have to work in your current laptop, and you are unable to go online.

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Valid IP Configuration Issue with WiFi – Fixed

This post tells you, how you can fix this problem by yourself. Follow the steps given below to fix this problem:

  • Open Command Prompt (Admin). To open, press Win + X and select Command Prompt (Admin)

Solution 1. Winsock Reset

“winsock reset” is one of the simple way to fix this issue. Use following command in the command prompt (Admin):

netsh winsock reset

Once you type above command, then hit enter from your keyboard. You will get the message in next line is “You must restart the computer in order to complete the reset”. If you see this message, that means we initiated the command successfully. Just need to restart your computer.

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Once your computer will turn on back, go to network icon in the right bottom of your computer screen. Click on it and choose your WiFi Network name and click on connect. If you have setup Wireless Password (WEP Key) in your router, then enter the network key and click on the connect option.

Now you can see, you are connected to a wireless network without any error of valid IP configuration.

Most of the Windows users reported that above solution usually fixes issues with valid IP configuration problem, but make sure that if you use a static IP address you will have to set it up again.

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Solution 2. IP Release & Renew

If method 1 fails, in that case we will release the IP address and renew it again by following command:

Open Command Prompt (Admin). To open, press Win + X and select Command Prompt (Admin)

  • To release an IP address, use command: ipconfig /release and hit Enter button
  • Need to flush DNS cache, use command: ipconfig /flushdnsvalid IP Configuration issue with wifi
  • To renew an IP address, use command: ipconfig /renew and hit Enter buttonvalid IP Configuration

Solution 3. Uninstall Wireless Adapter Driver

In some of the cases, still user face the same problem of valid IP configuration. It may happen to outdated wireless adapter driver as well. We can reinstall wireless adapter driver. Follow steps given below:

  1. Open Device Manager. To open, press Win + X and select Device Manager
  2. When Device Manager opens, look for wireless adapter driver and right-click on it and select “Uninstall”. You may receive confirmation of device driver un-installation, check the box “Delete the driver software for this device” and click OK.Valid IP Configuration issue
  3. Once the uninstallation process completed, restart your computer.

When your PC starts again, Windows 10 will automatically install the default wireless adapter driver. If the default driver works well, you can continue using it, but if there are any problems, you might have to download the latest driver and install it.

I am sure, now your IP valid configuration problem has resolved. Still facing the same problem, contact me at contact[@]pcguide4u.com for other options.

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