Occasionally, you may get an error named “Ethernet does not have a proper IP configuration error.” One of the primary causes of this issue is that DHCP does not have access to your NIC to receive a valid IP address (Network Interface Card). Dynamic IP Configuration is enabled by default, which prohibits users from modifying the settings to connect to a network with a DHCP server. Because Ethernet lacks a DHCP server, you may be unable to connect to the Internet. You may also see an error message such as “Limited connectivity or No internet access.”
- 1 How to resolve Ethernet does not have a valid IP configuration issue?
- 2 Conclusion
How to resolve Ethernet does not have a valid IP configuration issue?
Method 1: Reinstalling TCP/IP Configuration
- Step 1- If you’re using Windows 10, open Cortana and type cmd, then select “Command Prompt.”
- Step 2- After launching “Command Prompt,” enter the following commands in the editor and press enter.
- Step 3- netsh Winsock reset
- Step 4- netsh int IP reset
- Step 5- You must “Restart Your PC” to apply these modifications.
Method 2: Disable and re-enable your network interface card (NIC) (Network Interface Card)
- Step 1- Hold down the Windows key and hit R (Windows key + R), then type “cpl” and press the “OK” button OR press the “Enter Key.”
- Step 2- Now, right-click the “NIC/Wi-Fi” that is causing problems.
- Step 3- After a few minutes, click Disable and then Enable Wait until it successfully acquires an IP address.
- Step 4- If the problem persists, open Cortana, type cmd, and press the enter key.
- Step 5- Enter “ipconfig /release”, “ipconfig /flushdns”, and “ipconfig /renew” into Command Prompt and hit Enter Key.
- Step 6- You must restart your computer to save these changes. Also, check to see whether the problem has been resolved.
Method 3: Modify Network Adapter Preferences
- Step 1- Hold down the Windows key and hit R (Windows key + R)
- Step 2- Then type “cpl” and press the “OK” button OR press the “Enter Key.”
- Step 3- Now, right-click the “NIC/Wi-Fi” that is causing problems.
- Step 4- Select Properties.
- Step 5-Click Properties after selecting Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/Ipv4).
- Step 6- Make sure that the following choices are selected.
- Automatically obtain an IP address
- Automatically receive the DNS server address.
- Step 7- To close Wi-Fi Properties, click the OK button.
- Step 8- Now, restart your computer to have the modifications take effect.
Method 4: Remove Ethernet Drivers
Step 1- Hold down the Windows key and hit R (Windows key + R)
Step 2- Then type “msc” and press the “OK” button OR press the “Enter Key.”
Step 3-Click on Network Adapters and search for Network Adapter with problems and Uninstalls.
Step 4-To confirm the uninstall, click OK.
Step 5-Click Action and Scan for Hardware Changes in the Menu Bar.
Step 6-Restart your computer to make the changes take effect.
Method 5: Make sure your drivers are up to date.
Step 1- Hold down the Windows key and hit R (Windows key + R).
Step 2-Then type “mcs” and press the “OK” button OR press the “Enter Key.”
Step 3-Select on Network Adapters, then locate the Network Adapter causing problems and click Update Driver Software.
Step 4-Click the “Browse my computer for driver software” button.
Step 5-Select “Let me choose from a list of device drivers on my PC.”
Now, update all of the drivers listed in a list and see if that resolves the problem.
Step 6- If not, go to the manufacturer’s website and check for the most recent versions of drivers to download. For example, if I have a Realtek PCIe FE family controller, I must download Realtek PCIe driver rs from Realtek’s website.
Step 7- To make these changes take effect, restart your computer.
We hope that all the steps and methods included in this article were helpful to you!