Windows xp wireless validating identity problem
Anyway, the problem at my house and other locations I have been to, is that when my Windows XP machine tries to connect to a wireless network, it just sits there saying "Validating Identity".
There is some checkbox in the properties window that I now have to uncheck it seems in order to get this resolved, but even then, it doesn't always work.
Many of the Windows XP machines I maintain at the office don't have this check box enable. Last week, I did a clean install of Windows XP on a laptop, and when I took it home, I had the validating identity problem and couldn't connect to my home network. Since 2002 when XP first came out up until probably around the past year or so, I never had to uncheck the "Enable 802.1x authentication".
Even after I unchecked the box, it still wouldn't connect, but I didn't spend much time trying to connect after it didn't work the first time. I am just trying to figure out why that is an issue now and not before.
It looks like you are using WPA-EAP on your computer.
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.
So what I did was just: 1) open network connections 2) click properties 3) in the GENERAL tab, click INTERNET PROTOCOL (TCP/IP) 4) click Properties 5) choose obtain DNS server automatically My internet worked afterwards. I had to surf using an unsecured network server for the past months.WPA2 is superior as it doesn't suffer from the recently discovered flaw with WPA that allows limited cracking, though it's not a method to actually allow someone to connect. I had to surf using an unsecured network server for the past months.It turns out that I was using a specified DNS server when I set up a static IP address for port forwarding for my u Torrent connection.Hello, I'm trying to connect wirelessly from a Lenovo SL410 laptop to my fully functional home network.I have unchecked the authentication box in network properties and entered the existing network key. steve UPDATE: My home net was set to WPA2 (from my Win7 desktop), which XP doesn't appear to offer. The IE error apparently is due to an old version, I switched to Firefox and there are no further problems.
Chances are that you don't have any issues when you are connecting to wireless using WEP Encryption. I have slipstreamed my XP install cd with Service pack 3, so my installs all usually have svp3 right from the start.