Windows 10: Windows Wi-Fi doesn't have a valid IP configuration

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  1.    26 Apr 2016 #1

    Windows Wi-Fi doesn't have a valid IP configuration


    Hi,

    Yesterday my windows 10 laptop stopped connecting to the internet. I have tried many fixes so far but haven't been able to come up with a solution.

    Internet troubleshooting shows: "Wi-Fi doesn't have a valid IP configuration"
    Internet connection displays: No Internet, secured
    Internet is also working fine on other devices.
    I have tried netsh winsock reset and checked that IP is being obtained automatically.

    I am also attaching the troubleshooting report. Any help is appreciated been trying to fix this for a while.

    Thanks in advance
    Windows Wi-Fi doesn't have a valid IP configuration Attached Files
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  2. Posts : 473
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 32-bit 10586
       26 Apr 2016 #2

    What happens if you do an ipconfig

    The command below will copy ipconfig output to the clipboard, after running it just paste the results into your post
    Code:
    ipconfig | clip
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    26 Apr 2016 #3

    Here are the results of ipconfig:



    Windows IP Configuration




    Ethernet adapter Ethernet:


    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :


    Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2:


    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :


    Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:


    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.191.110
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
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  4. Posts : 473
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 32-bit 10586
       26 Apr 2016 #4

    For some reason your WiFi is not picking up an IP from the router, That's what the 169.254.191.110 means.

    Have you tried disabling and then re-enabling your WiFi card.
    Have you tried removing the power from your router for about 15 seconds and turn it back on.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    26 Apr 2016 #5

    Tried both still getting no Internet, secured also network connections shows it as an unidentified network.
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  6. Posts : 473
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 32-bit 10586
       26 Apr 2016 #6

    I would try giving your WiFi card a static IP that's in the same subnet as your other devices. If you need help with that I can guide you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    26 Apr 2016 #7

    Yes please and thanks so much for your help so far.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 473
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 32-bit 10586
       26 Apr 2016 #8

    On one of your computers with a working network do an ipconfig
    Code:
    ipconfig
    The results will look something like this

    Windows IP Configuration

    Ethernet adapter VMware:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : TOKEN
    Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 1:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Ethernet adapter Ethernet 3:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5cce:b69c:c669:7459%12
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.100.102
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.100.1
    Note   Note

    Make note of the IPv4 Address
    Make note of the Subnet Mask
    Make note of the Default Gateway

    Now on the computer with the non working WiFi press the Windows Key + R and type or paste the code below into the run box
    Code:
    ncpa.cpl
    Right click on the adapter that you want to change, Note: I selected my Lan card I am not using WiFi, you have to select your Wifi card.
    Then select properties'.
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Now with the info you got from the other computer
    set the IPv4 Address to a different IP than the other computer EG: if you got 192.168.0.100 use 192.168.0.180
    Click your mouse in the Subnet Mask box (it will fill itself in automatically)
    Set the Default Gateway to the same as your other computer.

    Press OK a couple of time's and the results if it worked or not should be almost instant.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    26 Apr 2016 #9

    Hi,

    So I did what you said and the Wifi card now is properly identifying the network, however its still showing No internet, secured. I ran troubleshooting again and now it says couldn't identify the problem. Any ideas??
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  10. Posts : 473
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 32-bit 10586
       26 Apr 2016 #10

    Are you sure you put the right IP
    The first three numbers in the IP are important if the IP in the working computer is 192.168.0 then the first three numbers in the not working computer have to be 192.168.0 . the last numbers cannot be the same and the maximum number cannot be higher than 254.

    If you open a command prompt and type in
    Code:
    ping 8.8.8.8
    does it say unreachable.

    If it does go back into your IPv4 settings and change your DNS server to
    Code:
    8.8.8.8
    8.8.4.4
    and see if that helps.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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