How to Fix All The Possible IP Address Errors

Before we talk about IP Address Errors, it is important to know what IP Address means. IP that stands for an Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) is a unique “code” that identifies a single web-connected device on a network. The address consists of four numbers, each of which ranges from 0 to 255 and is separated from the others by a time. Also if you are looking for a user guide into your new router and the internet services connection you can get detailed information over this site via that too on different operating systems too like windows, android, or IOS.

Most IP addresses are dynamic, The IP address is assigned just for the time being while you are using an internet connection. ISP’s helps you in routing back to you using your IP address. And yes, your location or any of your data will not be shared as it keeps on changing. It can change even if you restart your modem, or change your connected internet service from different Wi-Fi or from Wi-Fi to mobile data. This means they shift over time—your computer/tablet/device doesn’t have its own number; instead, a number is “leased” to it each time you connect to the internet. IP addresses are typically leased for seven days, and although they’re often renewed automatically, so a machine might theoretically have the same dynamic IP address for years, they’re not always available.


Possible reasons for getting Failed to obtain IP Address error:-

  • Wireless Interventions
  • Router bugs
  • Improper Wireless Security Setting
  • Setting issue in MAC Address
  • Software problem

There are some ways through which IP Address Errors can be tackled.

1.Removing and then adding the network:

This approach necessitates first disconnecting the network by pressing Forget, then reconnecting it. The measures involved in this process are as follows:

  • Select Setting from the drop-down menu.
  • Choose the Wifi option.
  • Click on the Setting icon after pressing over the network that won’t attach.
  • Click on Forget Network.
  • Look for the open network.
  • Re-select the network and confirm the link by entering the appropriate password.
  • Activating and deactivating the Airplane mode: This method works most of the time, but it is only a short-term fix for the Failed to obtain IP Address issue. According to the basic science behind this approach, the network is made to reconfigure itself as the mode is initially linked and then disconnected. The measures involved in this process are as follows:
  • Choosing between flight and Airplane mode.
  • Waiting for about 20 seconds
  • Turning off the flight mode.
  • Waiting to see if your Android phone is able to connect to the available Wifi Network.

2. Rebooting your phone and router:

A reboot is an option on higher-version routers in various locations. Simply navigate to the router’s web admin page and look for the “Reboot” icon in the right corner. Then, click on Yes to reboot your router.

3. Setting the WPA encryption methods:

  • On your router, look for Wireless security/setup. It’ll be under “Wireless” in the menu bar.
  • Look for the sort of encryption that the router employs once the settings have been found.
  • If your router is set to AES, update it to TKIP and vice versa.
  • After you’ve found what you’re looking for, click the Save button.
  • Return to your computer, go to Settings > Wifi and connect to the router’s network.
  • Select Forget network and reconnect with the network using the appropriate login credentials.
  • Don’t forget to reboot your router and double-check that your wifi is working or is getting the same signal.

4. Switching off MAC filter:

This move entails turning off your router’s MAC filter. To accomplish this, the first move is to switch off MAC filtering. The measures are as follows:

  • Log in to the Web interface of the router following the previous method.
  • Search for the “Wireless” tab and expand the same.
  • You will be able to look at the MAC filter configuration option.
  • You need to make sure in this step that the Enable MAC filter is deactivated. If it has been enabled, then you need to disable it.
  • Move to your phone and click on settings.
  • Select the option of Wifi and long press on the router’s network
  • Click on Forget network
  • Try to reconnect with the network by entering the relevant password
  • If these steps resolve the issue, practice the next step
  • Move to the security tab of the router, re-enable the MAC filter and examine the same.

Reset your Router:

This process will be done by Hardware and Software, both methods.

Hardware Method

  1. At first, find which company router you are using. Because some of the routers have a physical reset button & some are hot have.
  2. Put your router and see the backside you will see a Reset Hole.
  3. Then take a sim ejector tool or any kind of pin which can fit on the hole.
  4. After pressing on the hole using a sim ejector for 5 seconds. Timing depends on the router.

Software Method

  1. At first, find your router IP.
  2. Open your router web admin by entering IP on any browser and log in with your credentials.
  3. Every router has different options to reset your router.  I am using a TP-link router. On that router to reset, you need to go “System tools” > “Backup and Restore, “on that tab, you will see the “Factory Restore” Button just click on it.
  4. Click on yes to confirm.
  5. Wait for some time & your router will reset. Most of the router “Reset” buttons are placed under the router settings “System tools” page.

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