Wireless network validating identity problem xp
When I try to connect using the windows zero configuration utility it gets stuck validating identity.
It says something about windows not finding a certificate.
unless you are running into the initial problem that most older hardware had. You may need to do a firmware upgrade on your device that is connecting to the router. Firstly you can not use WPA, you can use WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK or WEP.
Secondly you can change the SSID to what you want, and the channel to 1 or 11.
Click on Properties once you select the wireless network that is having problems. I know it says for IT professionals but it will work for what you want to do. id=24 If Windows XP is already installed there is no need to boot via USB to install SP3. Simply download the file Windows XP-KB936929-SP3-x86from the Microsoft site. take it to the computer in question and click on it.
Click on the Authentication tab and now uncheck the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network box.
The weird part is that I was using WPA TKIP with the passphrase and it was working fine.
I moved the selection tab to WPA2 only and keep the rest the same and no luck. Ok so I setup the router to only transmit wireless N and to use WPA2 only.
Now click on the Wireless Networks tab and select the network in the list at the bottom. For Windows XP you do not need to boot from a USB drive. I have worked long hours on problems like this which only resulted in a System Reload to solve it.
Edit: since you have just reformatted the xp machine.
ensure that the wireless drivers are updated to the latest version.
On installation, my sons (Vista) machine connected instantly and is running like the clappers. Sly Even if this was working before (on two machines simultaneously?
However, my XP machine has ben sitting on.."Validating identity" for ages. possible but strange) it was weird, insecure (no NAT firewalling) and unnecessarily complicated. Yeah I think we need to figure out what's happening really :) Your computer should not do anything to connect – there should not be a "validating identity" screen, no logging in to a network, or anything like that.