How to Fix: Wi-Fi Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration

Are you having difficulty connecting to your WiFi network?

Being unable to connect to the Internet nowadays can be annoying, making you feel like you were back in the 90′. This prohibits WiFi from being used and is an overall issue confronted by Windows users.

The”Wi-Fi Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration” error message suggests a problem with your computer TCP/IP heap – a set of network protocol layers that can work negatively with each other to lead to a disruption to your Internet service.

Unfortunately, Windows Troubleshooting usually discovers issues, but doesn’t offer solutions – you need to solve it manually.

The configuration problem may be caused by numerous problems such as a faulty network, incorrect network configurations, hardware issues, network issues from the network operator, handicapped Windows network services, and other reasons.

There are ways to fix this problem manually: you might need to release and renew your IP address, uninstall your wireless network adapter driver, reset TCP/IP, manually set your IP address, update your network adapter driver, or utilize other procedures. In this article, you will learn a few solutions – you can try each until you find one that works for you.

Let’s dive in!

1. Uninstall Your Free Antivirus

Many users reported this issue to be caused by Avast free antivirus, try disabling it or uninstalling it and try to connect again.

2. Renew IP Address and Reset TCP/IP

Release the IP Address

Open the Start menu and launch the Command Prompt as administrator.

Type in this command and hit Enter:

ipconfig /release

Type in this command and hit Enter:

ipconfig /renew

Reset TCP/IP

Open CMD as administrator.

Type in this command and hit Enter:

netsh winsock reset

Type in this command and hit Enter:

netsh int ip reset

3. Uninstall the Wireless Adapter Driver

Right-click on Start or press Windows+X and open “Device Manager.”

Right-click on your wireless adapter and choose “Uninstall device.”

Confirm by clicking on “Unisntall.”

After this you will need to restart your PC. (highly recommended)

4. Set IP Address Manually

Right-click on Start and open “Network Connections.”

Click on “Change adapter options.”

Right-click on your wireless adapter – in my case it’s a TP-Link adapter – and choose “Properties.”

Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click “Properties.”

Enter your custom IP address (subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and default gateway to IP of router) and set the DNS servers to: 8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4, click “OK.”

5. Disable Startup Unnecessary Items

Open Run prompt using Windows+R and type in msconfig, hit Enter.

Uncheck “Load startup items” under “Selective startup” and open “Services” tab.

Check “Hide all Microsoft services” and “Disable all.”

Open the Task Manager and disable unnecessary programs.

6. Update the Driver

Open the Device Manager from the contextual menu.

Update driver for the wireless adapter.

Download driver files from the manufacturer’s site or attempt an online search by Windows.

There you have it!

Enjoy your Wifi connection and tell your friends about this tutorial ;)

Thank you for reading and see you in the next tutorial, on easytutorial.



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