DHCP is not enabled for local area connection or WiFi on Windows 10 means Your PC Network configuration or NIC (Network interface card) is not enabled to obtain IP address automatically from DHCP server. Or due to some temporary glitch or incorrect network configuration, DHCP server (basically Router) fails to assign IP address to communicate to network and internet. Here how to enable DHCP for WiFi or Local area network to fix internet connection problems on windows 10, 8.1 and 7.
What is DHCP?
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network protocol that controlled by a DHCP server which dynamically distributes network configuration parameters, such as IP addresses, to all DHCP-enabled clients. And reduce the need for a network administrator to configure these settings manually.
DHCP is not enabled for wifi windows 10
Note: below solutions also applicable to fix DHCP is not enabled for local area connection as well on Windows 10, 8.1 and 7.
- Restarting the router and your PC, fix the problem if temporary glitch causing the issue.
- Disable Antivirus software and VPN (if configured)
- Perform a clean boot that helps if any third party service conflict causing the problem.
Start DHCP client service
DHCP client service helps register the IP address and update DNS records for your computer. If this service not starred you may face DHCP is not enabled for wifi on windows 10.
- Press Windows + R, type services.msc and ok to open the services console
- Scroll down and look for DHCP client service
- Right click on DHCP client service select restart,
- Also, check and make sure DHCP client service startup type is set to automatic.
Enable DHCP on Windows 10 WiFi
- Press Windows + R keyboard shortcut, type ncpa.cpl and ok
- This will open the network connections window.
- Rigth click on Wi-Fi adapter select properties,
- Find and double-click the ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)’
- select radio button Obtain an IP address automatically – upper part of ‘General Screen.’
- Obtain DNS server address automatically lower part of the ‘General Screen.’
That’s all Now Windows 10 will be able to retrieve the IP address from the DHCP server. You can check and confirm the same using command ipconfig / all. Also, check the Network & Internet connection working state.
- Press Windows Key + R then type “inetcpl.cpl” and hit enter
- Here on Internet Properties.Go to Connections tab and select LAN settings.
- Here Uncheck Use a Proxy Server for your LAN
- But make sure “Automatically detect settings” is checked.
- Click Ok then Apply and reboot your PC.
- Now check There is no problem with Network & internet connection.
Reset Winsock and TCP/IP
If none above solutions work for you, then reset TCP/IP configuration to default settings most probably fix the problem.
Open the command prompt as administrator, and perform command below one by one.
- netsh winsock reset
- netsh int ip reset
- ipconfig /release
- ipconfig /renew
- ipconfig /flushDNS
Restart Windows to take effect the changes, and check There is no more problem with Windows 10 Internet or network connection.
Reinstall Network Adapter Driver
Sometimes due to outdated, incompatible driver software for network adapter cause different problems include NIC fails to get an IP address from DHCP server. Update or reinstall the driver software for network adapter help to get rid of this issue.
- Press Windows + x select device manager,
- expand network adapter,
- Right click installed the driver for wireless adapter select uninstall
- click yes when ask for confirmation and restart windows.
- On next start windows automatically install the network adapter on your PC
- Otherwise, visit device manufacturer to download and install the latest driver for the network adapter
- Restart Windows after completing the process and check if the problem fixed.
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