Did you suddenly lose your internet connection using your WiFi? You already used the Windows Troubleshooter and the internet is still the same. In fact, all it showed you are the “WiFi Doesn’t Have A Valid IP Configuration”. Yes, the problem is related to your WiFi connection and you can fix it right away with the help of this article. So sit back and read everything carefully so you would not miss any important step.
The WiFi Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration is usually caused by many common errors. These errors could be a faulty driver update or a bad boot of your Windows 10. If the causes are minor as these examples, you will be able to fix this problem in no time. We will be providing you with more than one method. This so in case that the other method does not work, you will still have a way to solve it.
Note: You may try going to http://192.168.1.1 webpage, this is the default webpage of pretty much all the routers of the world. If you can’t access this page then check the following tutorial.
How to Fix the “WiFi Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration” Issue
Things to do first:
To make sure that the problem with your WiFi internet connection really needs some serious fixing, it is best to check the little details first. It would be such a waste of effort if we end up learning that the there is no actual problem but just some missed details on the side like:
- See if all the cables that connect everything from the modem and router are properly plugged in.
- Check if the cables do not have damage like tear and folds.
- Reboot your Windows PC.
- Reboot your modem and router.
- Make sure that your internet monthly bill is paid. It could just be that you forgot to pay the internet bill that’s why your ISP disconnected you.
If you have checked these things and found that nothing is wrong with them, then yes, we should proceed to the solutions.
Method 1: Renew IP Address
- The first thing to do is to launch the Command prompt. To do this, there are two popular ways. One is to press the Windows key + R to open the Run service. Type on the blank page CMD and press the Enter key.
- The second one is only available on Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 only. Put your mouse to the Start menu icon on the leftmost side of the taskbar. Right-click your mouse and choose the Command Prompt (Admin) or the Windows PowerShell (Admin). This second option is much better because you get to use the Admin version of the CMD.
- On the Command prompt, type ipconfig /release and then press the Enter key.
- Next is to type the ipconfig /renew and press Enter again.
- Now type the Exit and press Enter this time to close the Command prompt.
- To make sure that this method is effective, restart your PC.
Method 2: Reset WinSock TCP/IP
- Again, we will need to access the Command prompt. That means you will need to do the similar method we did from the first method. For Windows 8, 8.1, and 10, hover your mouse on top of the Windows Start menu icon and right-click to open a list of Windows services.
- Choose the Command Prompt (Admin) or the Windows PowerShell (Admin) and click on it to launch.
- Now on the Command Prompt window, type netsh winsock reset and press the Enter key.
- Next is to type netsh int ip reset then press Enter key again.
- Now press Exit and press Enter for the last time.
- Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Method 3: Remove and Update the WiFi Driver
- This time, for Windows 8, 8.1, and 10, hover again your mouse to the Start menu icon and right-click to display again the list of Windows services.
- Click on the Device Manager.
- Find the Network Adapters and click on it to reveal the network adapters that are currently installed on your PC.
- Choose the Wireless Adapter and right-click to access Uninstall.
- If it asks you to also delete the driver software for this device, click the checkbox and press OK.
- After the driver is uninstalled, reboot your Windows device.
- This time, connect your device via the LAN cable to get an internet access temporarily.
- Now download a new driver of your Wireless network adapter. You can surely find one from the manufacturer’s website of your laptop. Just type in the laptop’s model and it will appear.
- Download a copy of the driver.
- Once the driver download finishes, install it immediately.
- After the installation, restart your PC.
- Remove the LAN cable this time and connect your laptop to the WiFi network again.
Surely, any of these methods should be the answer to your problem. So hopefully, you will be getting back to your old routine of getting online as much as you want. Also, please do save a copy of the network driver that you downloaded. You can use it again for the next time that this incident happens.
So which of these methods worked for you? What do you think caused the problem in the first place? Please do share your experience in the comment section. It might help other readers as well as they could be experiencing the same issue.
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