Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration on Windows 10
Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration, how to fix it?
Solution 1 – Reset TCP/IP
One of the simplest ways to fix this issue is to use netsh command. To do that, follow these steps:
Start Command Prompt as administrator. To do that press Windows Key + X and choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
When Command Prompt opens, enter the following lines:
- netsh winsock reset
- netsh int ip reset
Close Command Prompt and restart your PC.
Users reported that this solution usually fixes issues with IP configuration problem, but bear in mind that if you use static IP address you’ll have to set it again. If the previous commands didn’t work, you might want to try these commands as well:
- ipconfig /release
- ipconfig /flushdns
- ipconfig /renew
Solution 2 – Change wireless SSID and password
It was reported that you can fix Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration error by accessing your modem and changing the wireless SSID and password. To do that, you’ll have to connect your PC with your modem using Ethernet cable, access your modem and change wireless SSID and password. For more details on how to do that, we strongly suggest that you check your modem’s manual.
Solution 3 – Set the channel width to Auto
One suggested solution is to set the channel width to Auto. To do that, follow these steps:
Press Windows Key + X and select Network Connections from the menu.
When Network Connections window opens, right click your wireless connection and choose Properties from the menu.Click the Configure button and go to the Advanced tab.
Locate 802.11n Channel Width for band 2.4 and set it to Auto.
Click OK to save changes.
Solution 4 – Set your IP address manually
When you connect to wireless network you’re usually given an IP address. This process is done by DHCP, but if there’s an issue with DHCP or with its configuration, you’ll get an IP configuration error. One workaround that is suggested by users is to assign an IP address for your device manually. To do that, follow these steps:
Press Windows Key + X and choose Network Connections.
Right click your wireless network and choose Properties from the menu.
Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click the Properties button.
When Properties window opens, select the Use the following IP address option and enter the IP address, Subnet mask and Default gateway. We used settings that work for our configuration, but you might have to enter different data. In addition, you’ll have to enter the DNS server manually. In our example we used Google’s Public DNS, but you can also use 192.168.1.1 as your Preferred DNS server.
After you’re done, click the OK button.
Alternatively, you can access your router and turn off DHCP and configure it to assign a static IP address to your PC.
Solution 5 – Change the number of DHCP users
According to some users, you can fix this problem by increasing the number of DHCP users. Some routers are usually limited to 50 DHCP users, and this can cause Wi-Fi doesn’t have valid IP configuration error to appear. To fix this issue you need to access your router and increase the number of DHCP users manually.
Users reported that after increasing the number of DHCP users all issues were resolved. To see how to increase the number of DHCP users on your router, be sure to check its manual.
In addition, some users also suggest that you can fix the problem with IP configuration by increasing the number of maximum wireless users. Some routers are limited to only 10 wireless users, and by increasing the maximum number of users the issue was resolved.