5 Ways to Overcome “Failed to Get IP Address”

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When connecting your mobile device to the network, the device requests an IP address from your router’s DHCP server. However, routers sometimes fail to offer an IP address to your device, resulting in an error named “Failed to Obtain IP address”.

While this error is often caused by problems with the DHCP server or random session interrupts, your mobile device may also be responsible for this error. This includes reasons such as poor Wi-Fi signal, and misconfigured network settings on your mobile device.

Anyway, let’s see how you can troubleshoot both of them to fix this problem.

Tap and hold the network you are trying to connect to and select it Forget it. Select the network again and enter the password. Tap connect to reconnect to the Wi-Fi.

Change to Static IP Address

The router will automatically assign a (temporary) dynamic IP address to your device using the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). When your device cannot accept dynamic IP address, you will face this error.

So, you can avoid this problem by manually entering a static (permanent) IP address on your device. This will ensure you only use one permanent IP address to connect to the router, and the router doesn’t need to assign IP addresses to your devices.

Open Arrangement. Open Network & internet > Wi-Fi. Tap and hold the network showing the error, then select it Forget it. Select the same network again, and enter the password. Tap an option Advanced options or See more to expand the menu. Under IP settingstap DHCP to expand drop down menuand select Static. Under Gatewaysinsert IP address your router. (Your router’s IP address can be found on the back of the router on a sticker.) Below IP addressinsert IP address your router, and change the last numeric value to anything from 2-225. On DNS 1 And DNS 2, enter your preferred DNS server. (If you don’t have a specific DNS server to use, you can use Google’s public DNS servers, and Tap Connect.

If your phone is connected to a network but doesn’t have internet access, you can try changing the static IP address again in Step 8. This error can occur if the IP address you assigned manually is already in use by another device.

Reset Network Settings

This error can also be caused by a problem in the network settings on your mobile device. So, you can try resetting network settings to delete all network related data, and also restore network settings to default.

Launch Settingson your phone. Scroll down and select System. Tap Reset optionand select Reset Wi-Fi, cellular & Bluetooth. (If you can’t find this option, you can search for reset in the search bar, and tap the appropriate setting.) Tap Reset settings, and unlock the phone using your login credentials. Choose Reset settings Again.

Reset Your Router

If none of the methods above work, you can try resetting the router to return all router settings to their defaults. This will ensure any misconfigured settings or private settings such as unlimited DHCP leases, or small DHCP pool settings that can cause this issue to be resolved.

Notes: Resetting your router will return all of your personal router settings to their defaults, and you will have to reset your network manually.

Make sure your router is plugged in and running. Discover reset button small on your router. (This should be labeled reset or have reset icon.) Press and hold reset button for at least ten seconds. After the reset is complete, you will need to reconfigure your network. Connect to the router’s default network. (The default network SSID and password should be on the back of your router.) Open your browser of choice, and enter it IP address your router. (The router’s IP address should also be on the back.) Log in to the router’s portal using the login details on the back of the router. Go to settings Wireless or equivalent. (Different routers have different router portal user interfaces, so you may need to explore the settings a bit to find what you’re looking for.) SSIDenter a new name for your Wi-Fi. In Security, select an option WPA2 . (All versions prior to WPA2 such as WPA and WEP are insecure, and recent versions of WPA3 are only supported on some devices.) Set up a password for your Wi-Fi and press Save.

The network configuration steps above are for a TP-Link router, and they will vary slightly depending on your router.


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