*Fixed* Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration on Windows 10

In this Tutorial, You will learn how To Fix Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration on Windows 10. Wi-Fi connections have taken over all the wires and cables. There are less messy and easy to access, although Wi-Fi is far better then cable connection still it has problems. One of them is Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration on Windows 10 and today we will help you fix it.

Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration on Windows 10

How To Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration on Windows 10:

Following workarounds are the best possible potential solution you can find to fix Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration. Try all of them one by one.

Solution 1 – Reset TCP/IP:

  • Press Windows + X and choose Command Prompt.
  • Type the following commands and press Enter.

netsh winsock reset

netsh int ip reset

  • Now close the command prompt and reboot your PC.

If the commands given above didn’t work for you, then try the followings.

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew

Solution 2: Change wireless SSID and password:

We’ve tried this method a number of times and it worked most of the time. All you have you to do is to change wireless SSID and password of your modem. Connect to your modem using LAN cable and access the admin panel. Head to Wireless Setting and change the password.

Solution 3: Set the channel width to Auto:

  • Press Windows + X and Select Network Connections.
  • Right Click on Wireless Connections -> Properties -> Configure -> Advanced.
  • Here you need to find 02.11n Channel Width for band 2.4 and change its value to auto.
  • Click OK to save changes.

Solution 4: Set your IP address manually:

Every time when you get connected to the Wi-Fi network an IP is assigned automatically to you. This process is called DHCP and when you start facing issues with DHCP or with its configuration. The best solution for you is to assign an IP address for your device manually. Heed the instructions below.

  • Press Windows + X and Select Network Connections.
  • Right-click on Wireless Networks and select properties.
  • Choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click the Properties button.
  • When you are in the Properties windows, select Use the following IP address. Now you need to enter your  IP address, Subnet mask, and Default gateway.
  • In Preferred and Alternate DNS Server you can use Google’s Public DNS.
  • Click Ok to save changes.

Solution 5 – Change the number of DHCP users:

We have seen this in a networking shop, they fixed Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration on Windows 10 by increasing the number of DHCP users. There is a limit set on most of the routers that only 50 DHCP users are allowed to connect. When the number gets exceeded you start seeing Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration error.

To Fix this issue you have to increase the number of DHCP users. In order to perform this task, you should check the manual.

Solution 6 – Perform a Clean boot:

Clean Boot is the Safe mode of the Windows 10. It disables all the third-party software and services. Sometimes some third-party apps or service are interfering with the wireless connection.

  • Press Windows + R. Then Type msconfig and Press enter.
  • In the next Windows, Select Selective startup and uncheck Load startup items.
  • Head over to the services tab.
  • Check Hide all Microsoft services and click Disable all button.
  • Now go to the Startup Tab and click on open Task Manager.
  • When the Task Manager loads up, Disable all the startup apps from the list.
  • Once you are done with all this, close task manager, Click on OK to apply the changes.
  • Restart your PC.

Remove your antivirus software:

Sometimes your Antivirus is interfering with your internet connection and the best solution for you is to temporarily remove or disable your Antivirus. Same goes for the Firewall, it behaves the same way as your Antivirus software does. You should remove all of your Antivirus Tools and check if the issue still persists or not.

If it does then proceed with the following workarounds.

Make sure that DHCP is turned on:

  • Open Network Connections.
  • Locate your network adapter. Right Click on it and select Diagnose.
  • Now you have to wait until the scan is finished.

Uninstall your wireless adapter driver:

  • Press Windows + X and Choose Device Manager.
  • Locate your Wireless drivers and right click on it, choose to uninstall.
  • When the drivers are removed, Reboot your PC.

Once your PC boots up, Windows will automatically install the latest drivers for your Wireless Adapter.

That’s all.

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