Sometimes, You may face different problems on Windows PC. Especially, When you try to troubleshoot a network problem, you may find weird messages like “Local Area Connection doesn’t have a valid IP configuration.” Sometimes, You may see Ethernet, Wireless Network Connection, Wi-Fi etc. instead of Local area connection. However, It means Windows has found this issue but could not fix it automatically. But, You will know how to fix this problem.
This problem may have several reasons. If your IP configuration to connect to the internet is wrong, you may face this issue. Else, Driver problem and conflicts may create this issue. When you can’t connect to the internet, you may run network troubleshooter. Then, You see this error. However, You can quickly overcome this issue.
How to Fix WiFi, Local Area Connection, Ethernet, Wireless Network doesn’t have a valid IP configuration:
There are three practical methods to follow to get rid of this problem. I’m sure after trying these techniques, you will no longer see any message like there is no valid IP configuration when you run Windows Network Diagnostic tool. However, Before following these methods, make sure you have configured everything correctly if your ISP requires you to place IP, Subnet mask, etc. to connect to the internet.
1. Reset Connection
When you face this type of problem, you can run a few commands. These commands will reset connections and DNS. Hopefully, It may fix local area connection doesn’t have a valid IP configuration problem. To do it, follow these instructions.
Step 1: Open Command Prompt as Administrator
At first, Open the Start Menu, type cmd, right click on Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.
Step 2: Run Commands
Now, Execute these commands one by one and restart your computer.
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
Sometimes, You may have to reconfigure your connection settings after running these commands.
2. Enable DHCP
In your WiFi router, DHCP server should be enabled by default. But, If something disable it, you may face this type of problem. So, Try to enable it and recheck if you still face valid IP configuration not available problem or not.
3. Set Network Connection Value
It is another useful technique to fix connection doesn’t have a valid IP configuration issue. You can modify the value of your connection. To do it follow these things.
Step 1: Find Mac Address
At first, You will need to find your mac address. If you don’t know what the physical address of your wireless adapter is, Open the command prompt and run “ipconfig /all” and hit enter.
Now, You will see your network adapters physical address. Copy the physical address of active adapter and save it somewhere else. For example, If you are using the ethernet connection, copy the physical address of it. If it is Wi-Fi, then copy the wireless adapter’s physical address. However, The address should be like this “8B-DD-08-K1-B0”, copy it as 8BDD08K1B0. I mean you will just eliminate all dashes.
Step 2: Set the Value
In the command prompt, type ncpa.cpl and press enter. It will open network connections window. From there, double-click on the connection you are using.
Now, Click on Configure and go to Advanced tab. Then, Click on the option “Network Address” from the property section. After that, Set its value that you have copied (example: 8BDD08K1B0) in the previous step.
Now, Click on OK and see if you can connect to the internet or not.
4. Update/Re-install Network Adapter
It is possible that the network driver is corrupted or incompatible. So, To get rid of “ethernet/wireless/LAN doesn’t have a valid IP configuration,” you can try to update your network drivers. It is so easy to do.
At first, Open device manager by searching on the start menu. Then, Expand network drivers. Right click on the driver and choose update driver software. Then, Follow your preferred method to do it. However, You can read this article to get a clear idea.
After updating network adapter, if you still encounter valid IP configuration not available type problem, you can re-install the driver. To do it, In device manager, right click on the driver and choose to uninstall. Then, Restart your PC. Hopefully, It will fix the problem.
5. Double Check Your Configuration
If you are a broadband user, your ISP may have provided you IP address and some other details to configure them on your PC or router. It is possible that you have not set your IP correctly. As a result, It is saying your PC doesn’t have a valid IP configuration.” So, I recommend you to recheck it. If you think you have configured everything correctly but still having this issue, maybe you need to contact your ISP.
Assign IP to Fix WiF doesn’t have a Valid IP Configuration:
If you are experiencing this problem with WiFi connection, do these things:
- Open RUN by pressing on Win + R, type ncpa.cpl and hit enter to open network connections.
- Right on your connection and choose properties.
- Then, Double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4).
- Check Use the following IP address and set IP according to the configuration given below.
IP: 192.168,1.X. Here replace X with any number. If you have set specific IP on your router for your PC, use that IP.
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
As DNS server address, Use 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.
- Now, Save the settings and reconnect to the WiFi. It will fix wifi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration.
You can take those additional steps to get rid of this not having valid IP problem.
- You can restart your router or modem.
- In Windows, Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Network Reset (You will find it by scrolling down). Then, Reset network.
- Reset Windows if this problem only occurs on your PC and other devices are not experiencing any problem on the same network.
I hope these tips will help to fix “WiFi/Wireless/Local Area Connection” doesn’t have a valid IP or similar errors.