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[Fix] Ethernet Doesn’t Have a Valid IP Configuration Error

Having an internet connection is essential these days to do all kinds of work. You can make online conferences, chat, social networks, study, etc.

Sometimes in Windows appear this error: Ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP configuration.

That error can be very annoying if you don’t know how to fix it.

You can reset your modem or update your drivers, but if this error persists after that, follow these easy methods to save your internet.

Method #1: Fix Error using IPCONFIG

  1. Press the keys Winkey + R
  2. Type cmd and click on OK
    cmd run
  3. Now in the command prompt run the following commands:
    ipconfig -release
    ipconfig -flushdns
    ipconfig -renew

  4. Wait for 5 minutes and type Exit then press Enter

Commonly, those commands fix the error but If that doesn’t work for you, use the next methods.

Method #2: Ethernet Properties

  1. Press the keys Winkey + R
  2. Type ncpa.cpl and click on OK
  3. Right-click on your Ethernet Adapter and select Properties
  4. Double click on Internet Protocol Version 4
  5. Check the boxes Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically
    obtain dns server address automatically windows 10
  6. Click on OK and your test your internet connection.

Method #3: Registry Editor

Note: This method can be very destructive, make sure to backup your registry and be careful following the steps.
  1. Press the keys Winkey + R
  2. Type regedit and click on OK
    run regedit
  3. Go to the following path: Computer \ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Nsi
  4. There open the first folder and right-click on the 26 folder
    nsi 26 permissions
  5. Select Everyone and on Permissions check Full Control
  6. Now open the Command Prompt pressing Winkey + R then type cmd and click on OK
  7. There run the command: netsh Winsock reset
  8. That command will restart your PC
  9. If your ethernet connection doesn’t work, you can try this other command: netsh int ip reset

As easy as that you can fix your Ethernet connection with one of these methods. If you have a question about something on this tutorial, comment below.

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