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In most cases, Windows troubleshooting can only find problems, not provide solutions. The problem “WiFi does not have a valid IP configuration” is the case. Once the troubleshooting is complete, you will have to solve the problem manually. Learn how to solve this problem in Windows 10.
The problem can be caused by several problems, such as incorrect network settings, incorrect network drivers. There are five ways you can use to solve the problem. You may not have to try them all. Just scroll down the list until you find the one that’s right for you.
Disable the Power Off option on the adapter.
You can also consult the power management of your wireless adapter.
1. Open the Device Manager. (Win Key+R > Type devmgmt.msc > OK)
2. extend the network adapters.
3. Right-click on the Ethernet/Wireless adapter and select Properties.
4. click on the Power Management tab.
5. Clear the check box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save energy.
6. click on OK.
Test another connection
Many people exclude their home network as a problem when another device is running on the same network. Networking is not that easy. Each device reacts differently to your router or modem, and it is impossible to exclude the settings of this device until the laptop has been tested on another network.
Sharing and renewal of IP addresses
In some cases, this solution would work if there were problems with the network. And many users reported that this helped them not have a valid IP configuration problem with WiFi. Follow the steps below and it can work as a spell for you.
1) Open the command prompt as an administrator.
If you are using Windows 10, 8 or 8.1, see the How to open the command prompt in Windows 10, 8 and 8.1 page for instructions.
If you are using Windows 7, see How to open the command prompt in Windows 7 for instructions.
2) At the command prompt, type ipconfig /release and press Enter.
3) Then type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.
4) Type Exit and press Enter.
Reinstall the driver for your wireless adapter.
Open your device manager by searching for it in the search box at the bottom left of your screen.
Open the Network Adapter arrow to display all options.
Locate your main network adapter, right-click it and click Uninstall, as shown below.
After removing it from the list, restart your computer.
Your computer will automatically reinstall the drivers at startup. So if they are damaged or something is wrong, they will be reinstalled from scratch.
With all these solutions, you should be able to easily fix the error “WiFi does not have a valid IP configuration”. Once you have an active Internet connection, you can troubleshoot the network to see if the problem persists.
If you still have a problem with the bug after trying all the above methods, let us know in the comments below.
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