“WiFi doesn’t have a valid IP Configuration”, this message appears whenever you are using an incorrect IP address to connect with the Wi-Fi. If this error message is showing up then it indicates that there is an issue in the TCP/IP stack. Furthermore, you won’t properly get access to the internet connection.
Besides, for hardware issues, this error can also get triggered. In most of the cases, you can come across with this error if the network adapter driver is backdated.
But whatever be the reason behind such an issue, we would suggest you get rid of it at the earliest. In the next section, we are mentioning the possible ways to fix the issue.
Methods to Resolve “WiFi Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration Windows 10” Message
In this section, we are mentioning the possible means to fix the IP configuration error so that you can again connect with the Wi-Fi. You just need to implement the mentioned methods as it is instructed below.
Method 1: Reset the TCP/IP Adress
You will come across this error owing to the IP configuration failure issue. In that case, you need to reset the TCP/IP to get rid of the issue. And to do that you need to open a Command Prompt and then you need to go through the below-mentioned steps:
- Hold the Windows and the X key together to open the Command Prompt (Admon) window.
- In that window, write “netsh winsock reset”. Next, write “netsh int IP reset”.
- Hit the “Enter” button next to run these commands.
Now, close the Command Prompt window and then restart the device. By just running the above commands you will be able to fix the IP configuration issue. But if you are still unable to connect with the Wi-Fi, you need to move to the next procedure.
Method 2: Release and Renew the IP Address
In most cases, for the default network settings, you won’t be able to connect with the Wi-Fi. In that case, you need to release and renew the IP Address in the system. And to do that, you need to follow the below-mentioned instructions.
- Hold the Windows and the X key together to open the Command Prompt (Admin) Pop-up menu.
- Now, in the Command Prompt window, write “ipconfig /release” and hit the “Enter” button next to run the command.
- Next, write “ipconfig /renew” and hit the “Enter” button next.
- Next, write “Exit” in the Command Prompt window. Hit the “Enter” button next to close the window.
Now, after releasing and renewing the IP address, check if you have solved the IP configuration issue. But, if you are still facing issues while connecting with the internet, you can proceed to the next solution.
Method 3: Update the Network Adapter Driver
Due to the outdated network adapter driver, you can face issues while connecting with the Wi-Fi. In that case, you need to update the network adapter driver. Go through the below-mentioned steps given below:
- Hold the Windows and the R key together to open the ‘Run’ dialog box.
- In the Run dialog box, type “devmgmt.msc” and hit the Enter button next.
- This will open the Device Manager tab. In that window, search for the “Network Adapters” option.
- Tap on it and then search for the network card. Double click on the network card.
- Now, tap on the Driver tab and then choose the “Update Driver” option from the drop-down menu.
- Next, choose the “Search automatically for updated driver software” option.
Read the onscreen instructions and you will be able to update the driver. Now, for updating the driver, check if you have solved the error. Try to connect the device with the Wi-Fi, and if you are still unable to do that then you need to move to the next solution.
Method 4: Uninstall the Wireless Adapter Driver
You will get the error message if the network driver is faulty. In that case, you need to uninstall the network driver. And to do that, you need to uninstall the wireless adapter driver in Windows 10. And to uninstall the network adapter driver, you need to go through the below-mentioned steps:
- Go to the Start Button and from there, go to the Start Search box and write “Device Manager”.
- Tap on the Device Manager option next from the searched result.
- In the Device Manager window, search for the Network Adapter option and right-click on it.
- From the drop-down menu, tap on the “Uninstall” option next. A confirmation message will appear next on the screen.
- Tap on the “OK” button next to uninstall the adapter driver.
- Make sure the ”Delete the driver software for this device” option is checked.
Now, restart the device to save the recent changes. After restarting the device, check if you have fixed the issue. If not, then you need to apply the next mentioned method.
Method 5: Set the IP Address Manually
If the home network is connected with several devices, the IP address will automatically get connected with every computer. In that case, you can face issues while connecting with Wi-Fi.
So, you need to set the IP address manually to fix the network issue. To set the IP address, you need to follow the below-mentioned steps:
- Go to the ‘Start’ button and from there, go to the ‘Start’ Search box.
- In the search box, write “Control Panel’ and from the searched results, tap on the “Control Panel”.
- In the Control Panel window, search for the “Network and Sharing Center”, section
- Click on it and then choose the “Change adapter settings” option. Next, right-click on the “Wi-Fi” connection.
- Choose the “Properties” option next form the drop-down menu.
- Next, tap on the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” option. Then, tap on the “Properties” option.
- Tap on the “Use the following IP address” option and then change the IP address to “192.168.1.14”.
- And the Subnet Mask will be “255.255.255.0” and the IP gateway should be “192.168.1.1”
- Go to the “Use the following DNS server addresses” option and then check if the “Preferred DNS Server” is “126.96.36.199”.
- Now, check if the “Alternate DNS Server” is set to “188.8.131.52.”
Lastly, tap on the “OK” button. You will be able to solve the “WiFi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration Windows 8 and Windows 10” error from the system. If you are still facing issues, we would recommend you to disable all the antivirus applications. You can also perform a clean boot in the respective Windows OS.
It will help you to eliminate all the software related conflicts from the device. Thus, mitigating all the technical glitches can help you to gain a secure wireless connection in the device.