When manually setting a static IP address, the error “The Operation Failed as No Adapter is in The State Permissible For This Operation” commonly occurs. Users have claimed that the network icon on the left side of the taskbar displays a red cross and that they are unable to connect to any networks.
After that, users get that message when they try to free up the IP configuration and renew the address through the command prompt or Windows Powershell.
Method 1: Using a Troubleshooter for Internet Connections
Your inability to connect to the web may be remedied by launching the Internet Connections troubleshooter. Follow these steps to activate the diagnostic tool:
Step 1: To access the Control Panel, press Windows Key + I.
Step 2: First, open the Troubleshoot section by clicking on Update and Security.
Step 3: You can start the troubleshooter by going to Internet Connections and clicking on that option.
Step 4: Just give it time to finish.
Method 2: System Reboot for the Network
Remember that setting a static IP address is usually the cause of the problem we stated earlier. Should this be the case, a Network Reset can be used to pinpoint the source of the problem. Any changes to your network settings, such as your IP address, will be deleted when you conduct a Network Reset. Here’s the procedure:
Step 1: Just hit the Windows key plus the letter I to access the system preferences.
Step 2: Navigate to the Internet and Network tabs.
Step 3: You may reset your network connection by looking for it in the Status panel and clicking on it.
Step 4: To start the reset, click it and then select Reset now.
Method 3: System Restore Failed After Deleting Network Driver
The driver for your network interface card could also be at fault. In the event that you are unable to connect to the internet, it is possible that an out-of-date or damaged driver is to blame. If that happens, you’ll need to reinstall the network driver. Here is the procedure:
Step 1: The Device Manager can be accessed from the Start menu by entering its name and clicking the resulting result.
Step 2: Elongate the list of available network interfaces.
Step 3: To access your network driver’s settings, simply double-click on it.
Step 4: To uninstall a driver, select the Driver tab and then click Uninstall Device.
Step 5: Uninstalling the driver and then restarting the computer will result in the automatic reinstallation of the driver.
Step 6: Try that and see if the problem disappears.
Method 4: Clearing Winsock and TCP/IP
The problem could also be resolved by reverting the TCP/IP and Winsock settings to their their installation values. And here’s how you do it:
Step 1: To launch an elevated command prompt, press the Windows key plus X and then pick Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu that appears.
Step 2: The following command must be entered once the command prompt has opened:
Netsh winsock reset catalog
Step 3: Then type in this command:
Netsh int ip reset
Step 4: If you encounter a “Access Denied” error, disabling any third-party antivirus software may help.
Step 5: Try a system restart to see if that helps.