Issue: DHCP Not Enabled For Wifi Windows 10

DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) assigns and manages your device’s IP address. It helps to minimize typographical errors as well as IP address conflicts. To access the internet, your device needs to have a unique IP address. So, it is advised that you enable DHCP. If you receive the DHCP not enabled for wifi Windows 10 error message on the Windows Network Diagnostics screen, carry out the following steps to resolve this problem.

DHCP not enabled for wifi Windows 10

Step 1 – Network adapter settings

  • Navigate to the Internet icon at the system tray and right-click it.
  • Select the Open Network and Sharing Center option from the context menu.
  • When the next window appears, select the Change adapter settings option on the left panel.
  • On the main panel, right-click the Wi-Fi option and select the Properties option.
  • In the Wi-Fi Properties dialog box, go to the Networking tab and double-click the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option.
  • Select the radio button next to the following options and click OK.
  • Obtain an IP address automatically
  • Obtain DNS server address automatically
  • Select the OK option in the Wi-Fi Properties box, reboot your Windows 10 computer, and check if the problem has been resolved.
  • If the problem persists, perform the steps given below.

Step 2 – DHCP client service

  • Enter ‘services.msc’ without the single quotes in the Run dialog box.
  • This will open the Services window on the screen.
  • Search for the DHCP Client service and double-click it.
  • Click the General tab, choose the Automatic option from the Startup Type drop-down menu, and select the Apply option followed by the OK option.
  • Restart the Windows 10 computer and try to access the internet.
  • Check the issue DHCP not enabled for wifi Windows 10 is solved, if not follow the next step.

Step 3 – Network driver

  • Open the Device Manager window by entering devmgmt.msc in the Run dialog box.
  • Go to the Network Adapters section, right-click your Wi-Fi adapter, and choose the Uninstall device option.
  • When prompted, select the checkbox beside the ‘Delete the driver software for this device’ option and click Uninstall.
  • Install a new driver, reboot the Windows 10 computer, and check if the problem has been resolved.

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