What to Do if You Have Failed to Obtain IP AddressPosted on 9th June 2021
If you have a smartphone, you may obviously enjoy the entire functionality of this tool only by accessing the Internet. Unfortunately, users sometimes get a message in different variations that an IP address has not been obtained.
Does getting an IP address seems to be too difficult for you at the moment? Our professionals have shortlisted the best and simplest pieces of advice for you and are ready to guide you on the matter. So, what you may need to know on the subject first of all?
Basics about Connecting the Network
Let’s make sure first you are doing everything right by following these simple steps:
- Switching on your Wi-Fi
- Choosing your target Wi-Fi/Hotspot network
- Inserting login details (+password)
- Getting an IP address (should be confirmed by a message)
- Starting using the Internet after your phone has been connected to Wi-Fi.
Have you got the same message of failure to connect the network? Here are possible bags that prevent you from resolving that.
We have summarized TOP cases for you that may prevent good connections to the network:
- Router failures
- Insufficient wireless security options
- Wireless bags
- Problems with software
- Difficulties with MAC address
Even if you have got one of these problems, there are ways for resolving them easily. Here is what our specialists suggest you do.
If You Have Failed to Obtain IP Address – Ways to Correct That
If you have got a problem with connecting to any Wi-FI network because of the failure to get an IP address, the problem is not one that cannot be resolved, we may assure you. Here are what methods we suggest you try.
1. Activating/deactivating your airplane settings
Sometimes the problem may be simple – you may have non-intentionally switched on an Airplane mode. You need only switch it off. But, if you see that it is already disabled, we have one simple trick for you. Any network is customized in a manner that enables reconfigure it when an airplane setting is activated and later deactivated. So, you need only activate the Airplane setting, wait for 20-25 seconds, and disable this Airplane setting. Try to connect your smartphone to the Internet.
2. Removing and adding the network again
To apply this method, it is necessary to tick Forget now and connect that target network again. To realize this method, you need only access Settings and select an option Wi-FI. Deactivate the network that refuses to accept your request. Tick Forget now. Scan all available networks again and select the target network again by inserting the relevant password.
3. Reboot your devices
If you are unable to connect your phone or network, the solution may be simpler than you think. You need to reboot those devices you use while attempting to access the network – your smartphone/tablet/PC and router.
4. Take into account WPA methods of encryption
Find the wireless settings on your router. When these settings were chosen, look for the exact types of encryption applied by your router. For instance, if your device chooses AES, you need to switch that to TKIP. If it uses TKIP, you need to choose AES settings, respectively. Click Save to finish the process. Then go to the Settings and Wi-Fi options and tick the networks of your routers. Choose to Forget the network and reconnect that network by inserting respective credentials. Also, reboot the router you use and check whether it gets a Wi-Fi address.
5. Dealing with Mac filter on your router
Applying this method requires switching off that MAC filter on your device. To ensure that, it is necessary to deactivate MAC filtering in whole. Go to the Web Interface of your router, click the Wireless tab and choose MAC filter configuration. Make sure that the MAC filter is already deactivated, click Disable to do that.
Go to the settings of your phone and its Wi-Fi options. Choose that target network and click the option Forget network. Reconnect to that target network by using a respective password. Move to the security tab of the router you use and Re-enable that MAC filter. Examine the same. If the filter option was redirected to Blacklist and you are still unable to use the device you have correctly, remove that filter and tick the save button.
6. Resetting a router you use
If you face the same problems with accessing the network after applying all the previously mentioned approaches, we suggest you reset a router you use. Its configuration may be changed by mistake. First of all, you need to find your router’s IP address (we described that method above). Open the web admin plan of your router by entering IP on your browser (suggest you using Chrome) and log in with those credentials you have. Different routers have respectively different options for resetting them. If you use a TP-link router, you need only go to System tools and option Backup & Restore. Then you will see the Factory Restore button – click that. Confirm by clicking the Yes button. Wait for some time while the reset process will be completed.
7. Getting static IP address
Find in Wi-Fi Settings options. Tick that network that refuses to connect elsewhere. Tick Modify network option. Move down to check advanced options. Check those and click on save. Go to IP settings and choose a static one there. So, Settings – Wi-Fi – Advanced Options – Static Wi-Fi. In the field with your IP address, change the last digit with any number between 1 and 225. Save and try to reconnect.
We hope these steps may help you with accessing the target network easily. If they don’t work, perhaps your hardware or software requires more attention. Hope you will manage to detect that issues and resolve them. Surf on the Internet safely, and don’t forget about using VPN.