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  • Mysterious “Wi-Fi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration” bug in Win10 1607 wasn’t caused by today’s cumulative update

    Posted on December 9th, 2016 at 16:09 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I don’t have any idea what caused the bug, but it isn’t today’s cumulative update.

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    Home Forums Mysterious “Wi-Fi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration” bug in Win10 1607 wasn’t caused by today’s cumulative update

    This topic contains 17 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  AElMassry 7 months, 3 weeks ago.

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    • #19415 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      I don’t have any idea what caused the bug, but it isn’t today’s cumulative update. InfoWorld Woody on Windows Welcome Windows Secrets readers! (Thanks
      [See the full post at: Mysterious “Wi-Fi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration” bug in Win10 1607 wasn’t caused by today’s cumulative update]

    • #19416 Reply

      AElMassry

      intresting … as i just desided ill upgrade from 1511 to 1607 1st thing in the morning, sticking to 1511 till MS get thier stuff together

    • #19417 Reply

      ch100
      AskWoody MVP

      The old issue with WSUS – stuck at 95% still exists. I will leave it on a little bit longer, as TiWorker.exe is still active.

    • #19418 Reply

      ch100
      AskWoody MVP

      “To restart, select the Start button from the taskbar, click the Power button and choose Restart (not Shut down).

      You can also perform a clean restart by holding down the Shift key, then clicking Start, the power icon, then Shut Down. Don’t let go of the Shift key until the machine’s completely gone.”

      I think this applies only with Hibernate on (default installation)?
      I always disable Hibernate among first things, so I am not quite familiar with the “fast start-up”.
      Stand-by is good enough for me and it is used rarely.

    • #19419 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      I dunno – could be that’s the source of the problem.

    • #19420 Reply

      jmwoods
    • #19421 Reply

      Adam

      I am running Windows 10 1607 on my Dell laptop at home. This exact issue began appearing for me on Monday afternoon (12/5); however, the “no internet access” yellow triangle magically disappeared after about 15 minutes and my internet connection was normal the rest of the day. When I turned the computer on Tuesday, the exact same connection error occurred but, again, the error self-corrected after a few minutes.

      Same thing happened Wednesday, so I tried some command prompt codes an IT friend suggested to me. I used “netsh winsock reset” followed by “netsh int ip reset” as an administrator. After restarting the computer, it connected without any issues. It has not given me an connection issues yesterday or today, either.

      Also, I installed the most recent cumulative update today to go to 14393.479. The internet connection worked without issue before and after the update installed. God willing, those command prompts seem to have worked for me.

    • #19422 Reply

      BobbyB

      occurs ocasionally (around IP renew lease time) I normally hit reconnect to fix then lifes good, if you dont like the CMD line option apparently this works(1607 ver) http://www.howtogeek.com/265870/how-to-reset-your-entire-network-in-windows-10-and-start-from-scratch/

    • #19423 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Thanks for the confirmation!

      I wonder what got screwed up. Even a friend of mine at InfoWorld hit it.

    • #19424 Reply

      ch100
      AskWoody MVP

      A rogue scheduled task triggered on Wednesday?
      This may explain the rush to release the CU containing the fix early.
      Just speculation 🙂

    • #19425 Reply

      BobbyB

      well kb3201845 showed up an hour ago, still nothing about the update on the win10 ver page but a curious banner appeared about the above network problem. I guess the folks in Redmond must come to your website for the latest gossip. I guess i’ll leave it “stewing” a while waiting for the usual howls or nods. 🙂

    • #19426 Reply

      ch100
      AskWoody MVP

      Susan Bradley posted on patchmanagement.org a translation from a Dutch language Microsoft Blog at
      https://blogs.microsoft.nl/windows/geen-internet-connectiviteit-na-windows-10-november-update/

      In essence, KB3201845 is supposed to resolve the issue.
      If there is no internet to go to Windows Update, try

      ipconfig /release
      ipconfig /renew

      to get a new lease and allow the installation of the Windows 10 December 2016 update.

    • #19427 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Well sunuvagun! There it is, at the top of the Win10 Update History page:

      If you are experiencing issues connecting to the internet we recommend you restart your PC by going to Start, clicking the Power button, then choosing Restart (not Shut down).

      I still say it’s easier to hold down the Shift button and power down, but what the heck.

      Thanks for the eagle eye!

    • #19428 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      That’s a possibility… Hmmm… hadn’t thought of that!

    • #19429 Reply

      jmwoods

      If Task History is enabled in Task Scheduler, you should be able to see what ran, and when, over time.

    • #19430 Reply

      AndrewGB

      netsh int ip reset

      from and elevated command prompt works a treat.

    • #19431 Reply

      BoMan47

      I had three Win 10 1607 HP laptops come to me for help with the “could not find a valid IP configuration.” I tried everything including the ipconfig commands with no luck. The “reset network” worked like a dream on all three machines. Don’t know the source; but, follow the howtogeek.com directions and they will solve the problem!

    • #19432 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      You can reset your network connection – but it’s much easier to simply shut down while holding the Shift key.

    • #19433 Reply

      BoMan47

      How much easier can it be than to go to settings/network and click “network reset” and restart? Easy-Peasy.

    • #19434 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      True. Using the command line netsh is easy too.

    • #19435 Reply

      ch100
      AskWoody MVP

      Just got here redirected from Tracey’s link on Windows Secrets. 🙂

    • #19436 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Cool!

      Tracey’s a good guy.

    • #19437 Reply

      BoMan47

      ZDNET has provided more information about the network connection problem and Microsoft’s explanation of the cause here:

      http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-microsoft-fixes-bug-that-blocked-pcs-from-the-internet/?loc=newsletter_featured_related_listing&ftag=TRE17cfd61&bhid=12298127

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