How to Fix “WiFi Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration” Issue

WiFi Doesn't Have a Valid IP Configuration

Did you just see your Windows troubleshooter shows the “WiFi Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration” notice? I know how much bummer that is but there is no reason for you to panic. That is an easy to fix kind of problem and by the time you finish reading this whole article, you’re already surfing your way through the internet again.WiFi Doesn't Have a Valid IP Configuration

If you are thinking of coding your way to fix this connectivity issue, you’re right. There will be some code-typing actions. But the good news is it won’t be as difficult as you might think. It will be just some few short phrases so there is no need for you to get a headache while doing this. In fact, it’s so simple that you will be able to do it on your own the next time this problem happens.

Anyway, I know you are now so eager to fix the “WiFi Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration” issue so here it is. We have prepared a couple of methods for you just in case one is not enough to fix the problem. Sometimes, the Windows encounter different issues but still showing the same notification or warning.

Fix “WiFi Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration” Issue

Method 1: Winsock Reset

  1. First is to open the Command window by pressing Windows key + R and typing CMD then hit ENTER.
  2. As soon as the Command window appears, type in the netsh winsock reset and press ENTER.
  3. Then type this another command line: netsh int ip reset
  4. Press ENTER and then close the Command window.
  5. Restart your PC and then open a browser to check if the issue still persists.

Method 2: Manual IP Address

Note that with this method, you will be switching from DHCP which is an automatic leasing of an IP address from your router to Static. We will be manually putting an IP address of your choice while still using the router’s default gateway and DNS server.

  1. In this method, we need to access the Network Settings of your Windows operating system. For Windows 7 users press the Windows key and on the Start menu click the Control Panel. You will find the Network and Sharing Center. From there, click the Adapter Settings and you will see the Network Interface Controller.
  2. For Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 users, just open the Run windows by pressing Windows key + R then type NCPA.CPL and press ENTER.
  3. Click Properties and from the new window, scroll down and look for TCP/IPv4. Double-click on that to open the Properties again.
  4. On the new window, change from Obtain IP Address Automatically to Use the Following IP Address.
  5. On the IP address blank bar, type or any number from 10 to 99.
  6. Type on the Subnet Mask line and on the Default Gateway.
  7. Actually, this is a bit tricky because not all routers have the same default gateway. In order for you to get the exact default gateway, you need to go back to the Ethernet Status and click Details. The IPv4 Default Gateway is listed there among other IP addresses. Use that instead of the common or If it turns out that it is the same then you do not need to change anything.
  8. On the Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically, change it to Use the Following DNS Server Addresses.
  9. Type in the and subsequently.
  10. Click OK to close the window and another OK to close all other windows.
  11. This should fix the “WiFi Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration” issue.

Method 3: Remove Antivirus Software

Sometimes, the antivirus that you installed is the main culprit for losing your internet access. It could be due to a bad update or some malicious software was detected on your network software. So in order to prevent the virus to do its damage, the antivirus blocks the network card software.

If this method works, then that’s when you install a different antivirus or reinstall your old antivirus and do a full scan afterward. Just test and observe which software is affecting your internet connection each time you install one.

Method 4: Reinstall Network Driver

There are cases where it’s the main driver of the network card is causing the connectivity issue. It could be a bug or a recent operation created an error in the driver software that is controlling the network card’s activities. If that is the case, here is what you should do.

  1. First is to download a new driver version of your current Network Adapter.
  2. Save it on your local drive or in the Download folder for later use.
  3. Now go to your Control Panel. By this time I assume that you already know how to access the Control Panel on Windows. If not, just press Windows key + R and type Control Panel and press ENTER.
  4. On the Control Panel, look for the Device Manager.
  5. A new window will appear listing all the hardware installed with their drivers. Look for the Network Adapter and click the NIC that you need to fix. Right-click on it and choose Uninstall to remove the driver.
  6. Restart your PC after you uninstall.
  7. When the PC reboots, go to the network adapter driver that you downloaded earlier. Launch the installer and wait till it finishes the installation process.
  8. Restart the PC again for changes to take effect.

In Conclusion

Let’s hope that these methods will work for you. If not, perhaps the problem is with your router or modem. Restart them just to be sure. Or better yet, reset them back to their factory default by pressing the reset button at the back for good 10 seconds before letting go. Note that with this method, your WiFi SSID and password might need some setting up again. Just use your default login username and password to fix it.

If that still did not do anything good. Then it is time that you should call your Internet Service Provider (ISP). The problem could be from their end. So calling should somehow give you an idea or a fix.

If you have other questions, feel free to leave a message in the comment section. We will answer them as soon as possible. And if you know people with similar problem, be kind and share this article to them so that they could fix this issue themselves. Default Login, Password and IP

For using the internet provided by an internet service provider, we need to use a router. There are numerous routers manufactured by various companies such as D-Link, TP-Link, Netgear, etc. Each router is associated with an IP address which is used to access the administrator dashboard of that router. From here, one can configure or manage that router. is one such private IPv4 network address which is associated with some home-use broadband router. To solve any error or to manage the router, one can go to ‘’ this IP address using any web browser and make the necessary changes. ‘’ is more commonly seen in business computer networks than in home networks.

How to Setup Your Router Using

Here, we are going to discuss how to set up a router which is associated to ‘’ this IP address. So let’s get started.

Step 1- Turn on your router and connect it to a device by using a wireless connection. You can also use a network cable to connect your PC/laptop to your router.

Step 2- Once connected, open a web browser on the device which you have connected to your router. Here, type ‘’ in the search bar and hit ‘Enter.’ If this IP does not work then try entering or 192.168.l.l at the browser address bar, this should open your wireless router admin page.

Step 3- You will be directed to the setup page of your router. You will have to log in using the default username and password which is ‘admin.’ Once you log in successfully, a setup wizard will be displayed on your screen using which you set your router step by step.

Step 4- You have to set all the preferences according to your usage. Also, you can modify the password and the SSID of your router from here. You must keep saving the changes made in each category otherwise the changes which you have made will be undone.

Step 5- Once you are done with all the changes which you had to make, and when your router is all set, you must restart your router to apply all the changes which you have made.

Once you change the password of your router, you will have to reconnect your device to your router using the new password which you have set.

Reasons Why You Might Not be Able To Access

If you are not able to access ‘’ this IP address, there might be a few reasons which are listed below:

1. Your router is not turned on or is not ready to use. Be patient till the router is completely turned on and is ready to use.

2. Your router is not associated to ‘’, and you have mistaken it with some other IP address. To know the IP address associated with your router, open CMD and type ‘ipconfig/all‘ and know the correct IP address. Or you can use the command ‘ping’ and if it displays the message ‘Timeout’ then it means that you cannot connect to that IP address through your router.

3. If you are still unable to access ‘’ then, the network port is not specified, or there must be a firewall.

4. Ensure that all the required connections are made properly. Especially the power and the ethernet cable. If they are not connected properly, try putting them back in place.

5. If the problem is still not solved, disconnect all the connections of your router and turn it off. Then, reconnect the connections and restart your router. This should solve the problem.

6. If you are still facing difficulty in accessing the configuration page then, disconnect the device you are using from the router. Then, reconnect your device to the router and try accessing the configuration page again.

Can you assign ‘’ this IP address to a router?

Most of the routers are assigned their IP addresses by using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). This means that you can reassign a different IP address to your router. But, you may face connection issues if the network’s router is not configured correspondingly.

Each router is configured with a range of private addresses. Hence, you can find out the range of your router’s IP addresses and check whether ‘’ is present in the list or not. If it is, you can assign ‘’ this IP address to your router.


This is all you need to know about ‘’ this IP address. If you still have queries regarding this IP address, then please let us know in the comments section below.