Fix Local Area connection doesn’t have a valid IP configuration

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How to fix Ethernet, Wireless, or Local area connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration error.

Ethernet, Wireless, or Local area connection doesn’t have a valid IP configuration, which is a very common error for Windows users. Here I will share 2 methods to solve all these problems.

What are Ethernet, Wireless, or Local area connection doesn’t have a valid IP configuration error?

These errors are caused due to misconfiguration in your network settings.
You get an “Ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP configuration” error if you are using an Ethernet cable to connect to the internet.

You get a “Wireless connection doesn’t have a valid IP configuration” error if you are using a wireless connection to connect to the internet.

You get a “Local area connection doesn’t have a valid IP configuration” error if you are using Ethernet, Wireless area connection, or Local area connection to connect to the internet.

All 3 errors solve in the same way described below.

How to fix Ethernet, Wireless, or Local area connection doesn’t have a valid IP configuration error.

Method #1 Changing Network settings

  1. Right-click on the network icon from the right bottom in the taskbar.
  2. Click on Open Network and Sharing Center.
Click on Open Network and Sharing Center
Click on Open Network and Sharing Center
  1. Click on Change adapters settings. (In windows 7 this option appears in the left sidebar)
Click on Change adapters settings
Click on Change adapters settings
  1. Choose your network adapter here. If you are using Ethernet choose Ethernet, If you are using Wi-Fi then go with Wi-Fi, and so on.
  2. Right-click on network adapter.
Right-click on network adapter
Right-click on network adapter
  1. Choose Properties option.
  2. Click on Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)
Click on Internet Protocol Version 4(TCPIPv4)
Click on Internet Protocol Version 4(TCPIPv4)
  1. Click on Properties.
Click on Properties
Click on Properties
  1. Important: Here Interchange the settings.
  2. If “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically” are checked then switch it to “Use the following IP address” and “Use the following DNS server address”
If Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are checked then switch it to Use the following IP address and Use the following DNS server address
If Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are checked then switch it to Use the following IP address and Use the following DNS server address
  1. Fill IP address with 192.168.1.14
  2. Fill the Subnet Mask with 255.255.255.0
  3. Fill the default gateway with 192.168.1.1
  4. Fill the Preferred DNS server with 8.8.8.8
  5. Fill the Alternate DNS server with 8.8.4.4
Fill the IP and DNS server
Fill the IP and DNS server
  1. If “Use the following IP address” and “Use the following DNS server address” are checked then switch it to “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically”
  2. Then Click OK
  3. Close everything and restart your PC

Method #2 CMD

  1. Open CMD as administrator.
Open CMD as administrator
Open CMD as administrator
  1. Type netsh winsock reset catalog and hit Enter
netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh winsock reset catalog
  1. Type netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log and hit Enter
netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
  1. Type netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log and hit Enter
netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log
netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log
  1. Type ipconfig /flushdns and hit Enter
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /flushdns
  1. Type ipconfig /release and hit Enter
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /release
  1. Type ipconfig /renew and hit Enter
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /renew
  1. Type ipconfig /registerdns and hit Enter
  2. Then restart your PC

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