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Fix DHCP is not enabled for wireless network connection

Getting DHCP is not enabled for wireless network connection or Local Area Connection errors on Windows computer. Due to this Error unable to connect to the Internet Here apply bellow solutions to get rid of this Error. First Understand What is DHCP and how it works.

DHCP Stand of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, Help to Assign IP addresses Automatically to Client computers. This means DHCP enables devices such as routers or servers to assign IP addresses to computer systems connecting to the network. In other words DHCP is a protocol used to provide quick, automatic, and central management for the distribution of IP addresses within a network. DHCP is also used to configure the proper subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS server information on the device. In most home and small businesses, the router acts as the DHCP server. A device (the client) requests an IP address from a router (the host), after which the host assigns an available IP address to allow the client to communicate on the network.

If for some reason DHCP fails to Assign IP address Automatically to Client computer, you are unable to connect to the network or the internet and get error DHCP is not enabled for wireless network connection message while running the Network adapter troubleshooting tool.

Why DHCP is Not Enabled Error?

There are several reasons behind The DHCP failure, Most common are Outdated/incompatible Network adapter drivers. Wrong proxy configuration, and software conflict that is stopping you from connecting to the internet.  Internet security software might restrict you from internet access on a new router in a bid to protect you, Virus Infection Etc

Fix DHCP is not enabled Error

If you are also suffering with HCP is not enabled for wireless network connection or Local Area Connection Error On Windows computer Here apply bellow solutions to get rid of this. Start with Basic Troubleshooting.

First Check Bellow points :

Restart your Router, Modem, Switch Also client computer. ( Restart device will get a Fresh Start which fix many small issues. )

Perform Full System Scan with Latest Updated antivirus ( To make sure no virus/malware block DHCP to assign IP address )

Check your Internet Service Provider (ISP) has encountered a problem.

Another simple reason is that your subscription period to the ISP might have expired.

Enable/Disable Network Adapter: Open Network Connections then right-click on active network adapter and select Disable. Then restart Windows and again from network connections re-enable the network adapter that you previously disabled.

Set DHCP To obtain IP Address Automatically

There are a couple of things that you can do to resolve the issue. First, you may want to check the network adapter settings manually to make sure it is set up properly to accept automatic configurations( Obtain IP Address Automatically ). If that is not the case, then this may be the reason why the Internet and network may not work flawlessly. To check the network adapter settings.

Press Win + R key Then Type ncpa.cpl And hit the enter key. Here on network connections windows select and right-click on active network adapter then select properties. Now double-click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and Select the option “Obtain an IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically” And click ok to apply save changes. Now Windows 10 will retrieve the IP address from the DHCP server

Obtain IP address Automatically

Extra Tip : Always make sure your broadband router actually supports DHCP. Most modern routers do, but don’t take it for granted. Some routers also have a control panel where you first may have to enable DHCP. Common routers like Linksys, Asus or Dell use the IP address for its configuration panel. If that doesn’t work try changing the C Class IP (the third number from 1 to 0 or 2 and hit enter)

Run Windows Network Diagnostic Tool

If  After set Obtain IP address are still getting the same problem then run the windows network diagnostic Tool, Which help to find and fix network and internet connection Errors. We recommend to run the tool and let Windows to fix the problem itself first.

To Run This Tool press Win + R then Type ncpa.cpl and hit enter key. Then right-click on the Active network connection and select Diagnose to open the network diagnostic Tool.

The Windows Network Diagnostic Tool will come up and start troubleshooting the network Now Follow on screen instructions to complete the Diagnostic process. This will check for network connection problems if found anything this will show as bellow image.


You can click view detailed information to get detailed information about this issue. Then click Try These Repairs as an administrator and let Windows to attempt a fix. Follow on screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting After that restart windows and check inter and network connection issue solved. There is no more DHCP is not enabled error.

Reset Winsock

Winsock is a programming interface and the supporting program that handles input/output requests for Internet applications in a Windows operating system. And ‘netsh winsock reset’ is a useful command that you can use in Microsoft Windows to reset winsock catalog back to the default setting or clean state. You can try this if you are having Internet access or networking problems but still failing to resolve the problem after trying all other suggestions. To reset Winsock:

  1. Press Windows Key Key + R to open Run
  2. Type netsh winsock reset and hit enter (note: if it doesn’t run, then open cmd as administrator, and then run the command).
  3. A black Command Prompt box will flash and close after successfully resetting Winsock. Now restart Windows and check problem is solved.

Update Network Adapter Driver

As discussed Before Network Adapter Driver is the common reason behind any network connection failure. By uninstalling and reinstalling the Network adapter driver, you will clear any bad, corrupt or incompatible drivers. This will also reset the DNS and IP address for your computer.

First Uninstall the Old Network Adapter driver

Press Win + R then type devmgmt.msc and hit enter key. This will open the Windows device manager where you can find list of all installed drivers. Now expend the network adapters then right-click on your active network adapter driver and select uninstall.

uninstall Network adapter driver

Now Confirm that you want to uninstall the drivers, Then after restarting Windows. Next time when windows start it will find and install the network adapter driver for you.  Or you can manually update the driver by right-clicking on Device Manager -> computer name – right click and select scan for hardware changes.

scan for hardware changes

Also, you can visit the device manufacturer’s website, download the latest available driver for your network adapter, then install on the problematic computer and restart windows check DHCP problem solved and network and internet are connected.

Reset IP address

Also, Release and renew the IP address ( IP Reset ) will help to fix Windows network connection issues include DHCP not enabled / Not working. To Release and Renew IP address follow below.

First, open the command prompt as administrator then perform the following commands one by one.

  • Ipconfig / release
  • Ipconfig /flushdns
  • Ipconfig /renew

This will release the current Ip address clear the DNS cache and renew a new IP address from DHCP server, Which helps to resolve Network and internet connection problems including DHCP not enabled issue.

Reset your proxy settings

Also sometimes due to virus/malware infection proxy setting might be changed. You can check the reset proxy setting by following bellow steps.

Press Win + R then type inetcpl.cpl and hit enter key, This will open internet properties. Next move to the connections tab then click on LAN settings button. In the New popup window, uncheck the ‘Use a proxy server for your LAN’ checkbox. And make sure Automatically detect settings is selected.

proxy settings

Now Click OK and retest your internet connection. Check problem solved.

These are some best working solutions to fix any internet and network connection issues including DHCP is not enabled for wireless network connection or Ethernet connection issue on Windows 10 computers. I hope after apply these solutions your problem will be get solved. Still have any query, or suggestions about this post feel free to comment below.

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