WiFi Doesn't have a Valid IP Configuration Windows

So, you’re browsing the web and you realise that your wi-fi stops working and you may start to see some Google Chrome errors.

You then go to check your Wi-Fi in the bottom panel so that you can troubleshoot your network.

After troubleshooting your network, you see that a problem was found.

This says “WiFi” doesn’t have a valid IP configuration.

The Reason you’re seeing this problem is because your IP configurations aren’t valid.

This means that you need to reset your IP configurations in order to fix this.

I’m going to start off with the most reliable fixes and as I go down, they get less reliable.

This means that you won’t have to keep trying useless solutions.

Let’s get started…

1. Reset TCP/IP

The most simple and reliable way to fix this problem would be to reset the TCP/IP.

This can be done by using a command prompt.

To reset TCP/IP to fix WI-FI error:

  1. Click the Windows key + R to open Run
  2. Type in cmd.exe to open Command Prompt as admin
  3. Paste the following lines and click enter key after each one

Enter 'netsh winsock reset' to reset TCP/IP and fix error

  • netsh winsock reset

  • netsh int ip reset
  1. Close Command prompt and restart your PC
  2. You shouldn’t see the WIFI error no longer

These steps may not work if you use a static IP address.

If this is the case, then you’ll need to flush the DNS as I mentioned before.

This is done in the exact same way as the steps before, however, you have to run different commands.

Look at the last step.

2. Manually Set IP Address

Some people have offices with many computers, therefore, each computer will already have an IP address assigned to them.

This could even be the same situation as your home if you have many computers there.

To solve this, you’ll have to manually set the IP address for the computer that’s having issues.

To manually set IP address to fix WIFI:

  1. Search for the Control panel
  2. Click Network and Internet then Network and Sharing Centre
  3. Click on Change adapter settings
  4. Right click on your WIFI network
  5. Click on properties
  6. Choose Internet Protocol Version 4

Manually set IP address

  • Enter 192.168,1.x in IP address field
  • Enter in Subnet mask
  • Enter in Default gateway
  • Enter in Preferred DNS server
  • Enter in Alternate DNS server
  1. Click on ok

After doing this, you shouldn’t see the valid IP configuration message again.

If this step didn’t work, try the next most reliable step.

3. Re-install Wireless Adapter Driver

Reinstall network drivers

If your wireless network driver is not functioning properly, then you’ll need to re-install it.

Drivers help to control the wireless network and if there’s an issue with this, your wireless network won’t work with your PC.

Therefore, you’ll need to re-install the wireless adapter driver.

To do this:

  1. Click on the Windows + R key to open Run
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and click ok
  3. Look for Network adaptors
  4. Right click on the network adaptor
  5. Click on uninstall and click ok
  6. Restart your computer to re-install the driver

After doing this, you should no longer have problems with your WI-FI network.

4. Renew IP Address

The last most reliable solution I have for you is to renew your IP address.

To renew IP address:

  1. Click the Windows key + R to open Run
  2. Type in cmd.exe to open Command Prompt as admin
  3. Paste the following lines and click enter key after each one

Renew IP address

  • ipconfig /release
  • ipconfig /renew
  1. Close Command prompt and restart the computer

After doing this, the ‘Wi-Fi doesn’t have a valid IP’ shouldn’t be on your computer anymore.

Your WIFI should now work.

Bottom Line

Those are all of the steps you need to take to fix this problem.

The most reliable step would be to Reset TCP/IP.

If none of these steps worked, comment down below and I’ll help you further.

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