i finally figured out the exact reason why my laptop with Win7 keeps giving me that “this pc doesnt have valid ip address” problem.
its because when i set up, connected my new router with it months ago, and connected it i made the mistake of putting in the network public instead of home for the wifi network. but i have no clue how to fix it. it wont let me switch its wifi network to home group now.
no matter what i do.
mind you, i have it connected by ethernet now, with wifi disabled.
and by ethernet its in home group which doesnt give me connectivity issues. but when i turn wifi on it automatically goes to public group instead of home. cant change it either.
perhaps the problem is my other desktop pc is always on 24/7 including when i use my laptop.
maybe thats why it wont let me switch wifi from public to home. idk.
if this laptop was win10 this wuldnt even be an issue.
with my old router this never occured. its been happening ever since i upgraded the router.
i think win 7 might be too old for it or something. oh well.
i hate windows 7.