Network / Sharing :: Ethernet And WiFi (Does Not Have Valid IP Configuration)

May 12, 2013

I bought a a Lenovo IdeaPad P400 Touch laptop last week, with Windows 8 64-bit OS. I went through the general setup and had the computer working in no time; wireless and Ethernet connections worked fine for a few days and then I began getting "Limited" connectivity errors on both the Wi-fi and Ethernet. After the initial setup, I ran windows update and tried to install vmVare, then I realized this "Limited Connectivity" problem. After that, I uninstalled the vmware and all other software I had installed since I received the laptop but internet connectivity was not restored.

Nearly frustrated over this, I restored my laptop to its initial (factory setup) status and reinstalled the Windows 8 OS that the manufacturer stored on a built-in D drive, using the Lenovo OneKey Recovery process. During the restoration process, I had to re run Windows setup (like a new computer). I had hoped this would reverse any issues I had with internet connectivity, but it did not work. In fact, Windows 8 could not connect to the internet during setup and I had to create a local account to finish the setup.

After completing the setup, I visited the windows 8 forums and tried using a recommended solution for re-setting tcp/ip (netsh winsock reset catalog and netsh int ip reset reset.log hit), restarted my laptop but the problem still persists.

I even ran the IPResetAll app posted by Chev65 but got this screen shot instead:

C:WindowsSystem32driversetc>attrib -h -s -r hosts
Path not found - C:WindowsSystem32driversetc
C:WindowsSystem32driversetc>echo localhost 1>HOSTS
Access is denied.


A the moment I am stuck and can't use my laptop because I need to activate Windows online. Laptop keeps restarting telling me to activate Windows now.

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Network / Sharing :: Realtek - Ethernet Does Not Have Valid IP Configuration?

Jan 19, 2014

What is going on with my network connection. I have tried updating the drivers, refreshing my computer, installing all updates.

Type of computer: HP Pavilion 20-b010

Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Desktop Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : NoWireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 11: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter

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Ethernet Adapter: Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller

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Aug 7, 2014

Nothing would fix the problem ""Ethernet" doesn't have a valid IP configuration".

After playing a match in "League of Legends" with my desktop I noticed my ping went up and I disconnected right after, I looked at my network icon in the taskbar and saw an yellow error mark. I clicked on the network icon and it said "Unidentified Network" and "Limited". I tried to troubleshoot the problem and the problem found was: "Ethernet" doesn't have a valid IP configuration. I ran ipconfig with the cmd tool and I noticed Ipv4 Address was (As ive heard that means windows is using a default ip by itself).

I have a lot of devices in my house like laptops and smart-phones that work perfectly good. One thing that did work was sharing 3G internet from my iPhone to my desktop via usb.

Solutions tried: Resetting router, disabled the "allow computer to turn of this device to save power" in ethernet options, tried different cables, restarting pc and updated drivers (installing the driver to a usb from my laptop).

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Network / Sharing :: Game Freezing - Ethernet Doesn't Have Valid IP Configuration

Aug 24, 2014

A few days ago I had to restart my PC after a game froze. When I booted up again I found I was unable to connect to the internet. Troubleshooting gave the error 'Ethernet doesn't have a valid IP configuration.'

I can connect to the modem with my laptop using the same cable, so I don't think its an issue with the router or cable. I was told that programs could cause issues with the network adapters, so after backing up my data I wiped my computer and re-installed windows from a bootable usb.

Here is the IP config data.

I've run the flushdns file, but it seems to timeout while running the Ipconfig /renew command.

Following instructions from another thread I was told to reset the TCP/IP stack. Running the command gave the following.

From there I followed instructions to use regedit to change permissions, which enabled me to run the command without errors, however I was still unable to connect to the router when my computer reset.

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Mar 16, 2013

I'm using an ethernet cord to connect to my internet and it has been working well until Thursday morning when I turned on my laptop (Windows 8) to see a yellow triangle sign in the bottom right hand corner, in front of the ethernet connected symbol. Since then I haven't been able been able to access the internet from my computer. When I hover over it, it says that it is an "Unidentified network" and there is "No internet access". I've run the Windows 8 troubleshooting and it says that the problem found was ""Ethernet" doesn't have a valid IP configuration", but I'm unsure how to fix it.

I'm thinking that the problem is to do with my computer rather than my network, because I've tried another laptop (Windows 7) through the same ethernet cable and connection and the internet works fine on the other laptop. I've tried so many fixes that I've found online, with none of them actually working. Yesterday I even tried a full system reset, where I reinstalled Windows 8, repartitioned and wiped everything off the hard drive, but it still appears have the exact same problem.

Today I also purchased and tried a new ethernet cable which didn't work, so I then purchased a USB to Ethernet adapter, to make sure that it wasn't my ethernet port on my laptop that was faulty. That didn't work either, and the same problem still remains.

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Jan 25, 2014

I've had my modem connected straight to my computer via ethernet cable and never really had any problems. I recently downloaded itunes to listen music on my ipod and i know this probably isn't the problem but weeks later i was prompted to download an update for itunes and of course I clicked restart after update but start up computer and internet did not work. It was this "Ethernet doesn't have a valid IP configuration."

I've tried resetting the modem and nothing. It is worth noting that I reformatted to see if it would fix it but nothing. but once i connect my modem directly to my laptop it works perfectly fine. I also including attachments so i could possibly be better assisted. Also worth noting my motherboard is a Asus crosshair formula IV which unfortunately doesn't have updated windows 8 drivers but never gave me problems before. the ipconfig with black background is the laptop ipconfig.

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Network / Sharing :: WiFi Do Not Have A Valid Configuration

Feb 8, 2013

I am able to connect to my wifi at home. but, when im trying to connect to the wifi in my school it is saying wifi do not have a valid configuration.

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Sep 8, 2013

After much thought I recently did a fresh install of my OS everything was working before just wanted a fresh start.

Since I did the fresh install I'm getting wifi doesn't have a valid up configuration.

This is on a desktop and I can't use a wired connection also I have tried resetting the router. And refreshing windows 8 again.

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Network / Sharing :: WiFi Doesn't Have Valid IP Configuration

Feb 1, 2014

I know I have the password right and I am definitely in range. Other devices work on the network also. I have the network diagnostics report and a screenshot of my IP configuration included.

PrintWindows Network Diagnostics Publisher details

Issues found "Wi-Fi" doesn't have a valid IP configuration"Wi-Fi" doesn't have a valid IP configuration Not fixed Not Fixed Investigate router or broadband modem issues Failed Reset the "Wi-Fi" adapter Completed

Issues found Detection details

6 "Wi-Fi" doesn't have a valid IP configuration Not fixed Not Fixed

Investigate router or broadband modem issues Failed

If you're connected to a hotspot or domain network, contact the network administrator. Otherwise: 1. Unplug or turn off the device. 2. After all the lights on the device are off, wait at least 10 seconds. 3. Turn the device on or plug it back into the power outlet. To restart a router or modem that has a built-in battery, press and quickly release the Reset button.

Reset the "Wi-Fi" adapter Completed

This can sometimes resolve an intermittent problem. InformationalNetwork Diagnostics Log File Name: 50A11834-7A6E-4778-AE80-BF5F9D81716D.Repair.1.etl

Detection details Expand

InformationalDiagnostics Information (Network Adapter) Details about network adapter diagnosis:

Network adapter Wi-Fi driver information:

Description . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros Communications Inc.
Provider . . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros Communications Inc.


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Sep 17, 2013

I have the same problem, I used to connect to my collage wifi, which is powered by sonicwall for the past 1 year, but I can't able to connect it anymore from my room.... I use TP link wifi signals are good in my room buy it not connecting, saying unidentified network... I tried formatting c dive and re installed OS and all, I tried even windows 7, but my problem is not solved, I tried ipconfig cmd command and many, but none of them worked for me.... I forgot tell something, I can connect to the proxy from a 10 rooms after my room,with the same signal strength... but not from my room....

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Network / Sharing :: Can't Connect With WiFi Or Ethernet - No Valid IP Config

Jul 3, 2014

I am trying to troubleshoot a network connectivity issue for my Mom & Dad's laptop. It is an HP 64-bit running Windows 8.1. Up until this morning, it was able to connect to wi-fi. My mother was on the internet with no problems. They have my-fi with AT&T and my dad's laptop and tablet connect fine.

We have tried:
-Restarting the HP taking the battery out uninstalling the wi-fi network adapter
-Restarting and letting it reinstall for getting the network
-Manually adding the network back in
and nothing worked.

So, I took the laptop back to my house and connected it directly into my router via Ethernet cable, but to my surprise, it showed connected, but no internet connection. I ran the troubleshooter and it said that "Ethernet" doesn't have a valid IP config. I restarted the laptop with the ethernet plugged in, but it came back up with limited connectivity and the same error message. I tried connecting to my wifi at my house and again, it sees the various networks, but will not connect. I get a message when I hit the connect button that it is Checking network requirements, but then after about 30-45 seconds it says Can't connect to this network. All of the other laptops/pc's/tablets and phones are connecting just fine.

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Jun 5, 2013

Randomly, my wifi disconnects many times a day (Limitted conectivity or ), sometimes every 5 minutes. I solve the problem temporarly by:

1.)Running the Troubleshoot of the wifi connection, and it resets the adapter automatically( and at the end of the troubleshotting it says: "WiFi doesnt Have a valid IP configuration, or sometimes The default gateway is not available")
2.)Sometimes the Troubleshooter cant reset the adapter, and I have to do it manually.

By resetting the adapter, the problem is solved only temporarily, because I have to do that mayby 20 times a day, sometimes more, sometimes less.

I use Windows 8 on Asus K55 VJ , Intel Centrino 2230 adapter with up to date driver.

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Sep 16, 2013

Just got a brand-new desktop. Unfortunately, I will not be able to use an ethernet cable BUT I have a USB network adapter. I know for sure that it works (I've used it on my laptop). The network adapter seems to have installed properly; I am able to pull up "Available Networks". However, when I try to connect to my home Wi-Fi and put in my password, it always says "connecting to the network is taking longer than usual" and then never connects. Multiple other devices in the house (smartphones, laptops, desktops) are all connecting to our network with no problems.

I've tried all of the Windows troubleshooters and wizards --- didn't work.

I've tried changing the wireless network channel from 6 to 8 --- didn't work.

I've tried netsh winsock reset catalog and netsh int ip reset reset.log hit in the command prompt --- didn't work.

It now shows that it has "limited" connection...but I cannot pull anything up in the browser. What the troubleshooter is telling me now is: "Wi-Fi does not have a valid IP configuration".

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Jun 19, 2014

The wifi is not working only on my laptop since 2 days! it was working before and it still is working with all other gadgets and other laptops just not working with my HP installed some windows update couple of days back.

I have tried

netsh winsock reset catalog (reset winsock entries)
netsh int ip reset reset.log hit (reset TCP/IP stack)"

I have also tried restoring to the last recovery point. Nothing has worked so far.

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Mar 13, 2013

I bought a new laptop HP 650. The wireless was working fine for couple of days until i believe it stopped working after falling into sleep mode according to the user. now, it connects to internet fine when it connects using a cable but with wifi connection, it says limited connection.i have reformatted the computer to factory default settings.

I have tried to run windows network diagnostics and the error it gives me is "WiFi doesn't have a valid IP Configuration.."

The wireless network card is Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter. It says the driver is up to date.

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Network / Sharing :: WiFi Doesn't Have Valid IP Configuration - Windows 8?

Mar 31, 2013

I recently got windows 8 and have found it to be rather volatile. I use WiFi in my house on my desktop Intel PC and my computer strangely sometimes works to get to the internet and sometimes it doesn't coming up with connection limited and after troubleshooting it "doesn't have a valid ip configuration". Ive tried the netsh winsock and the ip reset commands in command prompt (admin) and nothing happens i'm really at a loss. According to some people A/V programs can mess stuff up so i uninstalled them.

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Jul 20, 2013

I have a relatively new HP Envy (H8-1485ea), with no modifications made, running windows 8. I have had the been using it with a wired connection at university with no problems and on return home connected wirelessly. Initially I encountered no issues, however after about 2 days the status of the connection went to limited and has remained that way since.

On running the windows troubleshooter it stated that the "wifi doesn't have a valid ip configuration".

I searched and found to run the commands which resolved similar problems:
netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh int ip reset rest.log hit

However as shown in the attached image for the second command resetting failed. I have also attached my ip configuration.

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Feb 4, 2014

I have a brand new PC workstation.

Everything was fine, until recently, when I turn on my PC, I don't get an immediate internet connection. This is happening nearly everytime now with some frequency.

I reset the router/modem and everything is fine after that, so all is good.

But it is still frustrating. I get, "Ethernet doesn't have a valid IP configuration".

Following are screenshots of my 'ipconfig' and 'Network Connection Status' before (unsuccessful) and after (successful) internet access:

You will see from the above that there is certainly something different with the data...

Incidentally, I did find a nice youtube 'tutorial' in relation to this subject title about manually configurating the settings:

I haven't tried this yet and that is probably down to the fact that I can't find my alternate DNS server setting (the very last box to fill in - watch the video and you will know what I mean) ???

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Apr 12, 2013

So I've been using this router, Belkin N+ wireless router F5D8235-4 v2, for a while now and It hasn't had problems most of the time and I've been using it fine with my DSL modem. My mother connects with her Nook tablet, my father with his laptop, and sometimes my phone and no problems. Until the other day when I randomly went to go on my computer I had no internet connection so I

1) Reset modem and router like I always do, still nothing.

2) Tried windows trouble shooting and gave me this message """"Ethernet" does not have a valid IP config".

3) I unplugged my Ethernet cable from my modem to the router and directly connected it from modem to computer and everything works fine and doesn't randomly lag out like before.

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Jun 1, 2014

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Attached is my ipconfig /all while working and after the error.

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What I want to set up seems simple and it probably is:

WiFi Internet <---> Laptop A <---> ethernet cable <---> Laptop B

Such that Laptop B can share A's active WiFi connection without having to request its own unique address from the ISP.

At present, Laptop A has its network interfaces set up so:
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What do I need to do in order to get laptop B to transparently use A's WiFi connection? My guess is that A needs to be set up to do some routing between the internet side and the 192.168.10 subnet, and B needs to be set up to look to A as its "ISP" ... but I don't know where to begin.

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