"Wi-Fi" doesn't have a valid ip configuration"

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kai24ta

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I have a new Dell laptop (w/windows 8 OS) and used to have no problem connected to the wifi at a local cafe. Now, all of a sudden I cannot connect and after running diag I get the msg ""Wi-Fi" doesn't have a valid ip configuration". Did a system restore to a time when I could connect to the wifi but that did not work. Can someone provide a solution?
 

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What firewall or security suite is, or ever was, on the system?

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Identify the network if it is not obvious.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

kai24ta

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The laptop had a trial period McAfee preloaded. I let it expire and install Malware Bytes and AVG's free virus software. I then bought the subscription to McAfee and it had me remove Malware and AVG upon installation. I was performing this installation via a tethered smartphone connection and the installation did not complete so I went to the cafe to try and reinstall and thats when I discovered I could not connect and the got the msg "Wi-Fi" doesn't have a valid ip config...". I did a system restore to before I tried to install McAfee but had the same problem afterwards.

Thanks for any responses.
 

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You're welcome. :)

You should be able to install your paid-for McAfee now. If you run into future troubles like this you know how to beat McAfee into behaving.

You can mark this solved using the
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