How to Fix Ethernet Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration Problem?

Are you getting network and internet error after update Windows 10? You can see a little exclamation mark on the network icon in the system stray which is Unidentified Network error. When you troubleshoot this network problem you can see ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP configuration problem on Windows 10. This problem has become one of the most searched titles on the internet. If you also have the same problem, we are here to instruct you the method of fixing the ethernet does not have a valid configuration problem. So let’s get started.

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Here are Few Methods to Fix the Issue

In this article, you can find 4 solutions to fix the ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP configuration error on Windows 10. So follow the first method and if it won’t work for you, you can go with other solutions.

01. Disable Fast Startup

This is the initial step that we should complete in order to fix the issue. First, you must press the Windows key on your keyboard with the X button. Make sure that you press both these buttons together at the same time.

Once you have clicked those buttons, a menu will appear on the left side of the screen. The list contains some options. So click on the “Power Options“.

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You will get another tab on your screen. You will see an option on the right side of it as “Additional Power Settings”. Then you will see “Choose what the power button does” option, Click on it.

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On the next screen go to the option which says, “Change settings that are currently unavailable“.

Then select “Fast startup”. You could easily disable it. This would not appear if you don’t have this particular problem on your computer. But it must be definitely there on your screen if you have this problem on your computer.

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After completing the above steps, restart your computer. When you restart your computer, you will be able to see that the problem has been solved or fixed. But if you still find this problem, there are some more steps that you could use.


02. Restart the Router and Check Your Ethernet Cable

If the problem has not been solved, you must move on to the next step by restarting your router or modem. So just turn off your modem for about 5 minutes and open it up.

Then, check the cable that is fixed to your router. If you see any damages, you need to replace it with a new cable.

But if you are sure that there is no physical damage to your router cable you need to follow a few more steps to get the job done.


03. Reinstalling the Network Adapter Driver

First, you must click the two buttons that you pressed earlier. So press the Windows button along with the X button.

This will take you to the menu that you saw earlier. There is an option to select “Device Manager“. Just click on it.

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A new tab will appear. You should go to the option “Network adapters” and expand it. The network adapter will be shown there. So right-click on it and disable it easily.

Then Right-click on the disabled network adapter and uninstall it.

We are not yet done. So after following the above steps, you need to restart your computer. When you restart it, the computer automatically reinstalls your “Network Adapter Driver“.


04. Fixing the Problem Using Command Prompt

If the ethernet doesn’t have a valid ip configuration error won’t fix yet with the above solutions, you must try this method. In this method, we have to use the Command Prompt to fix the error.

First, you need to press the Windows key and X button to get the left side menu like before. Then click and open Command Prompt (Admin). Some Windows computer show Windows PowerShell (Admin) here. Don’t worry use it instead.

When your Command Prompt opens, type netsh winsock reset and netsh int IP reset Command respectively. Once run these commands, you need to restart the computer to apply the changes. Then the issue will totally be fixed.

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05. Disable IPv6

Another best way to fix this problem is disabling IPv6. You can disable IPv6 with two different ways. Let see how to do that.

Just right click on the network icon in the taskbar and select “Open Network and Sharing Center“.

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Once it’s open click on the Change adapter settings in the left side menu. Now select your network connection, right-click and open Properties.

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Now find Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and uncheck it. Then click ok to save the changes.

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Final Word

I hope you learn how to fix ethernet doesn’t have a valid ip configuration problem. So please make sure to share this article with your friends if you got help. Also, if you have any questions about this, feel free to contact us through contact us page.

Sajith Herath

Sajith Herath is a Software quality analyst for Mobile and Computer applications. He is the founder of Bigfact-Review. He has written about technology for nearly a decade and He has lots of experience in tech field.