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Ethernet Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration

Many people encountered a networking problem where they Ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP configuration occurred on their screen. This issue may be caused by NIC (Network Interface Card) and DHCP is unable to get a valid IP Address from you NIC. A valid IP address is vital for a computer to connect with the router and operate in the web.

Ethernet Doesn't Have a Valid IP Configuration

Ethernet Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration

Methods to Resolve Ethernet Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration Issue

Method 1: Reboot the System

  • Click on Start and type control in the search bar and select Control Panel.
  • Click on Power Options.
  • Click on Choose what the power button does from the left pane.

  • Select Change settings that are currently unavailable.
  • Uncheck the option Turn on fast startup (recommended).

  • Click on Save changes and reboot your computer.

Method 2: Check Your NIC (Network Adapter Settings)

  • Press Windows + R to open Run dialog box.
  • Type ncpa.cpl and press Enter.
  • Right click on your Network adapter and select Properties.
  • From the Ethernet Properties window, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties.
  • Now Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) properties window will appear, make sure to enable:

Obtain an IP Address Automatically.

Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically.

Check if this method resolves your Ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP configuration problem.

Method 3: Reinstalling TCP/IP Settings

  • Type cmd in the search box and select Command Prompt. Right click on it and select Run as administrator.
  • Type the following commands and press Enter:

netsh winsock reset

netsh int ip reset

  • Restart your PC.

Method 4: Restart your Router and Check Ethernet Cable

Network setup can often trigger Ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP configuration problem and other errors to appear, and the simplest method to fix this issue is to reboot your modem. If you have a wireless router, you should reboot it as well. Also check your ethernet cable for loose connections.

Method 5: Uninstall Ethernet Drivers

  • Press Windows + X and select Device Manager.
  • Expand Network adpaters.
  • Right click on your network adapter which is causing the trouble and select
  • Click Action then Scan for hardware changes.
  • Restart your PC.

Method 6: Enable DHCP

  • Press Windows + R at the same time to invoke the Run dialog box.
  • Type services.msc, and hit Enter.
  • Double click DHCP Client.
  • Select Automatic in Startup type, then click Apply, and click OK.

Check if this method resolves your Ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP configuration problem.

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By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-10-08T18:01:09+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Applications Issues, Common Errors, Computer Science|0 Comments