Ethernet or WiFi has no valid IP configuration error under Windows 10/8/7

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If you use Windows Network Diagnostics Troubleshooter to troubleshoot connection problems, you may receive one of the following messages depending on the problem:

  • WiFi does not have a valid IP configuration
  • Ethernet does not have a valid IP configuration
  • The wireless network connection does not have a valid IP configuration.

If you get one wireless network connection that does not have a valid IP configuration, this message may help. Review the list of suggestions and see which would apply to you.

WiFi or Ethernet does not have a valid IP configuration

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1] Reset your wireless router or modem and restart your Windows computer to see if this solves the problem. If this problem has occurred recently, you may want to restore your computer to good condition.

2] Update the network adapter driver. In the WinX menu , open the Device Manager and expand the network adapters.

Locate your network adapter driver here, right-click it and select Update driver software to update the device driver.

3] Renew your IP address and check if it works for you.

4] Internet connection problems can also be traced back to a corrupted DNS cache. Resetting or clearing the DNS cache is a simple solution to many of these problems.

5] Reset Winsock and see if it helps.

6] Verify that your router is configured to limit the number of DHCP users. If so, you must increase the number.

7] Type the following commands in the Run field and press Enter to open Internet connection troubleshooting:

msdt.exe -id NetworkDiagnoseWeb

Run it and see if it fixes your problem.

8] Start the network reset tool and see if it helps.

9] If nothing helps, perform a clean start, then manually try to determine which process or program is causing the problem.

10] If you need more ideas, this troubleshooting contribution for network and Internet connection problems is the one you want to visit.

Let us know if anything has helped you or if you have other ideas.

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