DHCP Not Enabled for Wi-Fi Windows - 8 Definite Solutions

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DHCP Not Enabled For Wi-Fi Windows

The “DHCP not enabled for Wi-Fi” Windows error prevents you from using the internet. The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is responsible for distributing IPs to systems. If this is disabled, then you won’t be able to use the internet since the IP addresses won’t be assigned.

To fix this problem, please read through this article.

Solution 1: Run the Network Adapter Troubleshooter

  1. Right-click on the Start button and select Settings from the menu.Settings
  2. Go to System >> Troubleshoot >> Other troubleshooters.
  3. Click on Run corresponding to the Network Adapter troubleshooter. Run Network Adapter troubleshooter

Solution 2: Start the DHCP Client Service

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run window.
  2. Type the following command and hit Enter to open the Service Manager window: services.msc services.msc
  3. Scroll down to the DHCP Client service.
  4. Double-click the DHCP Client service to open its properties.
  5. Change Startup Type to Automatic.
  6. If the service is stopped, click on Start.
  7. Click on Apply and then on OK. Change DHCP Client settings

Solution 3: Update Network Driver

If the Network Adapter driver is obsolete, you may encounter the issue.

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run window.
  2. Type the following command and hit Enter to open the Device Manager window: devmgmt.msc DEVMGMT
  3. Expand the list for Network Adapter drivers.
  4. Right-click on the Intel Wireless AC driver and select Update driver.Update Network Drivers
  5. Click on Search automatically for drivers. Search automatically for drivers

Solution 4: Change Network Adapter Settings

Inconsistent Network Adapter settings may cause the issue.

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run window.
  2. Type the following command and hit Enter to open the Network Connections window: ncpa.cplRun command - ncpa
  3. Right-click on Wi-Fi and select Properties.Properties of NCPA
  4. Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 to open its properties. ipv4
  5. Check the radio buttons at the following 2 values and then click OK:

Obtain an IP address automatically

Obtain DNS server address automatically

Change ipv4 properties

Solution 5: Disable Proxy Networks

  1. Right-click on the Start button and select Settings from the menu.Settings
  2. Go to Network & Internet >> Proxy.
  3. Turn the switch ON for Automatically detect settings.
  4. Turn the switch OFF for any manual proxy. Disable proxy

Solution 6: Disable Windows Firewall

An overprotective Firewall may also cause this issue.

  1. Search for Firewall in the Windows Search bar. Search Firewall
  2. Open Firewall & network protection.
  3. Click on Public network. Firewall and Network protection
  4. Turn the switch OFF for Microsoft Defender Firewall. Turn OFF Firewall

Solution 7: Reset Network Settings

If you don’t know which exact setting is problematic, consider resetting Network settings.

  1. Right-click on the Start button and select Settings from the menu.Settings
  2. Go to Network & Internet >> Advanced network settings >> Network reset.
  3. Click on Reset now. Network Reset
  4. Select Yes.

Solution 8: Command Prompt Fix

You can also reset the IP address, flush the DNS, and reset Winsock via Command Prompt.

  1. Search for Command Prompt in the Windows Search bar.
  2. Click on Run as administrator in the right pane to open the Command Prompt window.
  3. Copy-paste the following commands and hit Enter to execute them:Command Prompt fix

ipconfig /flushdns

nbtstat –r

netsh int ip reset

netsh int ip renew

netsh winsock reset

Reboot your system for the changes to take effect.

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The “DHCP not enabled for Wi-Fi” Windows error can be very troublesome for internet users. Usually, running the Network Adapter Troubleshooter and re-enabling the DHCP should fix the problem. If this guide was helpful, please let me know in the comment section below.

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