Wifi doesn't have a valid IP configuration

  1.    29 Jan 2017 #1

    Wifi doesn't have a valid IP configuration

    Hello all,

    I've been travelling in Asia and Europe for a month and about the time I started I've been having wifi problems. Lately the issue on attempting to diagnose, shows the message "wifi doesn't have a valid IP configuration." I've tried like a dozen hot fixes I've seen on google or on this forum but nothing helps. Anyone have any insight? What information would be helpful for you guys? Thanks!!
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       30 Jan 2017 #2

    Welcome to the TenForums @chapmaco

    What wireless adapter is installed in device? What driver version is being run and who made the driver. ( You may wish to also confirm that what windows says you have is the same as what the manufacture says you have. This eliminates any incorrectly id'ed devices.)

    Are you getting connected at all, spotty, or is it just no connection?

    Could you id some of the things you've done so responders won't duplicate needlessly.
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  3. Posts : 242
    Win 10 Pro Build 1703 15063.332
       31 Jan 2017 #3

    This is similar to a problem I am having of late on two Laptops.

    What happens is when you swop connection types or connect to different Wi-Fi hotspots, you get this message displayed and the Laptop will not renew the IP address settings. ( Not sure if I am describing it properly).
    Sometimes a simple "restart" sorts it out but not always.

    I have had to resort to the following on a number of occasions.

    Right click on the windows Icon, select "Command Prompt" or "Command Prompt (Admin)" and run

    ipconfig /renew or ipconfig /release and then ipconfig /renew.

    Hope this helps.
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  4. Posts : 242
    Win 10 Pro Build 1703 15063.332
       31 Jan 2017 #4

    I have resorted to a general clean up and tried to get my laptop to forget all these networks. I have gone so far as to delete all references to the unwanted profiles in registry as well. I do not know if that will speed up the process of renewing IPadresses when switching between the few normal network connections I use.

    See these tutorials

    Wireless Network Profile - Delete in Windows 10
    Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 10
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  5. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 11,052
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       31 Jan 2017 #5

    Okay. It maybe a little over the top but I would run the network reset. It will forget all networks and should set most settings back to default.

    Start menu => Settings => Network and Internet

    Scroll to bottom of right window and either at the bottom or near the bottom, "Reset Network".

    You will need to re-enter all wireless passwords. Please ensure you click on Connect Automatically as you connect to each wireless network.
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