[Solved] Ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP Configuration

Ethernet doesn't have a valid IP Configuration

You might face this problem when you update your windows or your wifi or ethernet doesn’t have a valid ip configuration. One of the most annoying problems is “Unidentified Network / No internet access”.

What causes the unidentified network?

When you update your system, there may be a misconfiguration in network settings and wifi or ethernet doesn’t have a valid ip configuration. If your network driver gets corrupted, then you will receive this error. Some third-party apps also create misconfiguration in IP settings. The main source of No internet access is wifi or ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP configuration.

In short, the following are the major causes.

  • Windows Update
  • Third-Party Software
  • IP Settings Misconfiguration
  • Corrupted Network Drivers or Adapters

How can I solve Unidentified Network Problems and what can I do if Ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP Configuration?

There are lots of methods to solve wifi or ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP configuration problems. Getting such types of problems is more frustrating. So, in this article, we will provide you some solutions to solve no internet access problems.

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Windows Network Troubleshooter

Windows troubleshooter is improving day by day. It almost fixed many problems. You must give a try to windows network troubleshooter. Many people solved their problems using windows troubleshoot.


Here are the steps for windows network troubleshooter.

  1. Right Click network sign and click on troubleshoot problems.
  2. Choose your current network adapter ethernet, wifi, or all network adapters and click Next.

Wait until it fixes the problems. If it doesn’t fix the problem then proceed towards another method.

Uninstall or Update Network Driver

Sometimes, while you update your windows your network driver might get corrupted. Check if it was corrupted or not in the device manager. The driver might be an outdated version so update your drivers to the latest version.

If the driver was corrupted, uninstall the corrupted driver and scan the hardware changes.


Steps to Update your Network Driver

  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Under Network Adapter, search your wifi or ethernet driver and right-click.
  3. Select Update Driver.
  4. Select Search automatically for the driver. If you have downloaded the driver from a third-party source, select Browse my computer and locate your driver.

If you have installed the network driver completely, download the network driver using another computer from the manufactures website like Intel and install them.

This might fix the problems. If not, proceed towards another method.

Restarting Router or Modem

After you successfully install a new network driver, restarting the router is necessary. Shut down your pc and unplug your router or modem and wait for 20 -60 seconds. Then plug back the router and wait for the router to load fully. It might take up to 60 seconds.

Power on pc and check if the problem is resolved or not.

Resetting Winsock Settings

Resetting the IP settings might fix the problems. To reset Winsock

  • Open Command Prompt(Run as Administrator)
  • Type the following command one by one and press enter.


  1. netsh winsock reset
  2. netsh int IP reset
  3. ipconfig /flushdns

After this restart your computer. It might fix your problems.

Fixing DNS Server and enabled IPv6

Sometimes the DNS server might be misconfigured so fixing the DNS server might help to solve your problems.

Go to the properties of your wifi or ethernet adapter and make sure the properties of both IPv4 and IPv6 are set to Obtain an IP address automatically. Make sure to enable IPv6 if it is disabled.

Reset Networks

If you are using windows 10, then Microsoft provides Network Reset Options. Reset the network and check if the problems are solved or not.


Steps to reset network

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Open Network and Internet.
  3. On the bottom, you will see Network Reset, click on that and wait for the network to reset.

Now, check if the problems are solved or not.

Choosing Recovery Options

If all the above-mentioned methods did not solve the problems, then you must recovery your windows. Maybe there is the bug in the latest version so doing recovery is the best option. To recover, follow the method mentioned below.

  1. Open recovery option by searching or from the settings.
  2. Goto advanced startup and click on restart now.
  3. Open advanced options and press system restore.
  4. If password prompted, enter your password and press enter.
  5. Select your latest restore point. It will restore your windows.


Hope, all the method mentioned above, solve your problems. If not, tell us in the comment sections. We will add more mentioned in the future.

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