Suddenly Network & Internet connection gets disconnected and Running the Network troubleshooter results local area connection doesn’t have a valid ip configuration? Especially users report after recent windows 10 upgrade or Recent driver update they getting this local area connection doesn’t have a valid ip configuration or Wi-Fi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration. If you are also struggling with this problem? Here this post we discuss how do you get a valid IP configuration to fix this error.

Why connection doesn’t have valid IP configuration?

Local Area or Wi-Fi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration error occur your NIC (Network Interface Card) failed to get a valid IP address from DHCP server. Which result “Limited connectivity or No internet access.” This is mostly caused due to incompatible NIC driver, incorrect network configuration, faulty NIC card, Or sometimes Problem on Router, Modem or form the ISP side which may cause this local area connection doesn’t have a valid IP configuration. Sometimes the Error would be different like

Local area connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration.
OR
Ethernet doesn't have a valid IP configuration.
OR
Wi-Fi doesn't have a valid IP configuration.
OR
Wireless network connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration.

Fix Ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP configuration

After understand why getting this local area connection doesn’t have a valid IP configuration error and what are the common reason behind this error lets discuss about solutions to fix this Ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP configuration.

Note: Below solutions are applicable to Fix the problem all windows 10, 8.1 and 7 computers. We recommend to create a system restore point before performing solutions below. So that if anything goes wrong you and perform the system restore to get back the previous settings.

Start with Basic Simply Turn off the Router, PC, and modem. Wait 10sec and Turn on all of them check windows get a valid IP address from the router and there is no more “Limited connectivity or No internet access” problem.

Sometimes your antivirus software or Internet security suite might also cause such kind of problems. You can try to temporary disable their protection and check whether it fixes the issue.

Disable and Re-Enable the network adapter




Try to disable and Re-Enable the network adapter, If due to any reason the Network adapter get stuck which may fail to get a valid IP address from DHCP. And disable and Re-Enable the network adapter very helpful to fix this issue.

To do this simply press Windows + R, type ncpa.cpl and hit the enter key. This will open network connections windows here right click on the active network adapter and select Disable. Now restart windows and again open Network connections window from Run by type ncpa.cpl this time right click on the Adapter which you disabled before and select Enable.

Reset Network configuration to Default Setup

If running network troubleshooter failed to fix the problem Then try to manually Reset the network configuration to the default setup. Which fix if any incorrect network configuration causing the issue. To do this open command prompt as administrator. Then perform command below one by one, and hit the enter key to execute the command.

netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
netcfg -d
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns

After complete, these commands simply type exit to close the command prompt and restart windows to take effect the changes. Most of the times Reset Network configuration to Default Setup fix almost every network and internet related problems. And I am sure performing this step resolves the problem for you.

Update/Re-install Network Adapter

Again as discussed before Incompatible corrupted network adapter driver also cause this problem, get stuck or fails to get a valid IP Address from DHCP server which results “Limited connectivity or No internet access.” And local area connection doesn’t have a valid IP configuration which running network adapter troubleshooter.

We recommend to Update and install the latest driver for your network adapter to make sure Outdated, incompatible driver not causing the issue. You can simply visit device manufacturer website to download the latest available network adapter driver to install it. Or you can Update the NIC driver form windows update using device manager.

To do this open Device manager by press windows + R, type devmgmt.msc and hit the enter key. This will open device manager with a list of all installed device driver. Simply expend network adapter, then right click on installed network adapter driver and Select update driver. click on search automatically for updated driver software and follow on-screen instructions to update the driver software.

Update Re-install Network Adapter
Update Re-install Network Adapter

Or you can simply select uninstall driver place of update driver to completely remove the old NIC driver. Then after restart windows and install the driver which you have downloaded from device manufacturer website.




Check IP address is Set to Obtain automatically

Also on network configuration make sure its set to Obtain an IP address automatically and  DNS server address automatically from DHCP server. To check and configure this Press windows +R, type ncpa.cpl and hit the enter key.
Then right-click on the active network connection and select properties. Double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/Ipv4) and Make sure the following are checked:

Obtain an IP address automatically 
Obtain DNS server address automatically.
Obtain an IP address and DNS automatically
Obtain an IP address and DNS automatically

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 this open command prompt as administrator and type ipconfig /all and note down the physical address. For example: here for me its 00-2E-2D-F3-02-90.

check mac address
check mac address

Now press Windows + R, type ncpa.cpl and hit the enter key to open network connections window. Here right click and select properties 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: 002E2DF30290) in the previous step. Now Restart windows to take changes effect and on next start check the problem get resolved.

These are some most applicable solutions to fix local area connection doesn’t have a valid IP configurationEthernet doesn’t have a valid IP configuration or Wi-Fi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration etc. I am sure Applying these solutions fix the problem local area connection doesn’t have a valid ip configuration windows 10 for you. Have any query, suggestion feel free to discuss on comments below. Also, Read Use USB Flash Drive As RAM In Windows 10 ( ReadyBoost technology )