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Wifi doesn't have valid IP configuration

Discussion in 'Networking' started by _Adelphia, Aug 8, 2013.

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  1. _Adelphia

    _Adelphia Thread Starter

    Oct 12, 2012
    I am on Windows 8. My Lenovo laptop constantly has a "Limited Connection" when trying to connect to internet. Other computers/devices connect fine to this network.

    I ran the built in diagnostic and get "Wifi doesn't have valid IP configuration - Not Fixed"

    I've tried ipconfig /release => no errors
    then...... ipconfig /renew => and I get "...unable to contact DHCP server.."

    I then tried resetting TCP/IP
    `netsh int ip reset resettcpip.txt` =>
    resetting interface, ok!
    resetting neighbor, ok!
    resetting path, ok!
    resetting , failed.
    access is denied

    What should I try next?
    Please Help!
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Can you connect successfully by ethernet?

    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 your only email accounts are free (Hotmail, gmail, etc.) try this direct link. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

    Identify your 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:


    [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.
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