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Fix Error: “Local Area Connection Does not Have A Valid IP Configuration”

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How to resolve Error “Local Area Connection Does not Have A Valid IP Configuration”?

It is possible to get some issues while you are connecting the system to a local area network. One among these issues include the error “Local Area Connection doesn’t have a valid IP configuration”. This issue may occur as a result of missing proper IP configuration in the system or when the system is unable to identify the IP address. Another reason for the error message can be the network card issue. The network card may have been damaged or may not have proper drivers installed.

Here are some tips to fix error “Local Area Connection Does not Have A Valid IP Configuration”:

  • Check network card
  • Check IP configuration
  • Assign proper IP address

Check network card

You may get this error  due to damaged network cards. You need to check the network adapter card of the system to get the issue fixed. The network card needs proper drivers to be installed. If you have not installed the driver, then you need to click the ‘Update’ option for the network card and get proper drivers installed. You also need to check the status of the card. If it says “not working successfully”, you need to click the ‘Troubleshoot’ button and get the issue fixed.

Check IP configuration

You should check the IP configuration of your system to resolve error “Local Area Connection Configuration” issue. You can do this easily by opening the Command Prompt and typing appropriate commands in it. You need to enter ‘ipconfig/all’ command in the Command Prompt window. The Command Prompt window can then display the configuration results. It is quite important to check out if your system has been installed with multiple network interface cards. You need to ensure that the Firewall port is not treated as a network adapter.

Assign proper IP address

If you get this error, you need to look for IP address. If you cannot see an IP address, then you need to assign it manually. You can also take the help of a DHCP server to fix this error. If you are using a DHCP server to assign IP address; then you need to enter some commands to assign the system with an IP address. At first, you need to type ‘ipconfig/release’. Then, you need to type ‘ipconfig/renew’. Finally, enter ‘ipconfig/all’ and get an IP address.

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