7 Fixes for WiFi Doesn't Have a Valid IP Configuration in Windows 10

May. 03, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

WiFi doesn't have a valid IP configuration is one of the no WiFi problems after the Windows 10 upgrade or Windows 10 Fall Creators Update/Creators Update/Anniversary Update. Many Windows users reported that they got the no valid IP configuration error message when they try to perform a diagnosis after the wireless failure.

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What Causes the Valid IP Configuration Issue on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update/Creators Update/Anniversary Update

Various factors can result in the Windows 10 valid IP configuration:

1. Hardware problems related to wireless network connection

2. Network problems from the network operators

3. Disabled Windows 10 network services

4. Wireless network adapter driver issue (WiFi adapter not working, outdate WiFi driver, WiFi adpater not showing, etc.)

5. Virus or startups affecting wireless connection

6. Other factors

How to Fix "WiFi Doesn't Have a Valid IP Configuration" Issue on Windows 10

Having no access to the Internet is very influential in the continuity of the office work, and your Microsoft Edge may be not working as well as the Chrome browser. If you are bothered with the valid IP configuration or the no WiFi issue and have no idea, continue the reading for appropriate solutions to fix it.

Here we have top 7 ways for you to resolve such IP configuration problem:

1. Check the Operating Environment Related to Wireless Network

Step 1. Check hardware like the wireless router, the modem work, the WiFi button on your Windows 10 laptop, etc. in case you waste time on other useless computer operations. Restart the devices to see if the valid IP configuration issue still persists. Also, switch the airplane mode button to turn off the feature (if available).

Step 2. Check the network environment. Dual-band wireless routers contain both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. The 2.4GHz goes through walls better while the 5GHz is limited to indoor use only. Make sure your computer is in an appropriate WiFi environment. You can also contact with your network operator for the current network condition.

See Also: 4 Methods to Fix WiFi Router Not Working in Windows 10

2. Disable and Re-enable the Wireless Network

Step 1. Type network into the search box in the task bar (or use Windows shortcut keys Win + S to use the search box), and then select View network connections.

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Step 2. Right click on your faulty wireless network adapter and select Disable.

Step 3. After a while, right click on the icon again and select Enable.

3. Add IP Address Manually

The valid IP configuration issue means the DHCP fails to get a valid IP address from the Network Interface Card. But you can add a valid IP address by yourself to stop the no WiFi issue from annoying you. To do that, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Right click on the Start menu.

Step 2. Select the Network Connections.

Step 3. Highlight the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

Step 4. Click on the button Properties.

Step 5. Choose Use the following IP address.

Step 6. Type into valid IP address. (Note: If the router's LAN IP address is 192.168.1.1, you can set IP address 192.168.1.* (* is from 2 to 253), Subnet mask 255.255.255.0, and Default gateway 192.168.1.1.)

Step 7. Choose Use the following DNS server address.

Step 8. Type into the Google's public DNS (Preferred DNS server 8.8.8.8 and Alternate DNS server 8.8.4.4).

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Reboot and try connecting the wireless network again to see if the valid IP configuration issue has been resolved.

See Also: 5 Ways to Fix WiFi "No Internet, Secured" Issue on Windows 10 Creators Update

4. Reset the TCP/IP Settings to Fix the Valid IP Configuration Issue

Another high efficiency method to fix the valid IP configuration issue is to reset the TCP/IP by using command lines:

Step 1. Use Windows shortcut keys Win + X to launch the Jump List.

Step 2. Select Command Prompt (Admin).

Step 3. Type into the command line netsh winsock reset.

Step 4. Hit the key Enter.

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Step 5. Then type into netsh int ip reset.

Step 6. Press the Enter.

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Restart the computer to see if the WiFi connection is available. If not, try the command lines below one by one in the Command Prompt with the same steps above:

  • ipconfig /release

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  • ipconfig /flushdns

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  • ipconfig /renew

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After that, you can reboot the PC to see if the no WiFi problem has been solved.

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5. Check the Wireless Network Driver

You need also reinstall or update the wireless network driver on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update/Creators Update/Anniversary Update, because outdated or incorrectly configured network drivers often cause unidentified network issue, WiFi not available, and other network problems. Follow the steps below to check the wireless network adapter driver and fix the Windows 10 valid IP configuration issue.

Step 1. Use Windows shortcut keys Win + X to launch the Jump List.

Step 2. Select Device Manager.

Step 3. Expand the Network adapters entry.

Step 4. Navigate to your wireless network adapter.

Step 5. Right click on it also and Uninstall the driver.

Step 6. Then right click on the Network adapters entry.

Step 7. Select Scan for hardware changes.

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Windows will do its jobs on and reinstall the driver for the PC. However, if there is a yellow exclamation mark beside the device name, right click on the device and select Update Driver Software.

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6. Enable Wireless Network Related Services

If the methods above don’t work, try to enable wireless network related services:

Step 1. Open Windows services on Windows 10.

Step 2. Scroll down and locate to the services listed below and observe their Status and Startup Type.

  • DHCP Client

  • Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup

  • Network Connection Broker

  • Network Connections

  • Network Connectivity Assistant

  • Network List Service

  • Network Location Awareness

  • Network Setup Service

  • Network Store Interface Service

  • WLAN AutoConfig

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Step 3. Double-click on the service. If the Service status is stopped, click the Start button to enable it. And then select Automatic from the drop-down menu of Startup type.

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Step 4. Click on the Apply button and click on the OK to close the box.

Restart to see if the valid IP configuration problem has been resolved.

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7. Perform a Windows 10 Clean Boot

Windows clean boot is used to diagnose errors with a limited set of startups. You could use Windows 10 clean boot to determine which program causes the "WiFi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration" issue.

For more details of the steps, see How to Use Windows 10 Clean Boot to Fix PC Errors.

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Hope this article can help you fix the valid IP configuration issue on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update/Creators Update/Anniversary and make your WiFi available again. If you still fail to fix the network issue on Windows 10 with the methods above, you can go to the LEFT MENU on this page for special technical support or comment below. If you have any other Windows 10-related issues, comment below or check for solutions in the Windows 10 Issues and Fix section on this site.

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