If you’re receiving the error message “Ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP configuration” in Windows 10, there are several steps you can try to resolve the issue:
- Restart your computer and router: Sometimes, simply restarting your computer and router can resolve the issue.
- Disable and re-enable the Ethernet adapter: Open the Device Manager, find the Ethernet adapter, right-click on it, and select “Disable.” Wait a few seconds and then right-click on it again and select “Enable.”
- Reset the TCP/IP stack: Open the Command Prompt as an administrator and run the following commands:
netsh int ip reset
netsh winsock reset
- Update the Ethernet driver: Open the Device Manager, find the Ethernet adapter, right-click on it, and select “Update driver.”
- Assign a static IP address: Open Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings > right-click on the Ethernet adapter and select Properties > Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Properties > Use the following IP address. Enter the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway information provided by your network administrator.
If these steps don’t resolve the issue, you may need to further troubleshoot your network or contact your network administrator.