Right click on the network icon, select properties, then the tab for Authentication. If you have an antivirus with firewall, make sure to also deactivate windows firewall. Ok so I setup the router to only transmit wireless N and to use WPA2 only.When I try to connect using the windows zero configuration utility it gets stuck validating identity.
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.
I moved the selection tab to WPA2 only and keep the rest the same and no luck.
I have an old Dell Dimensions 8400 running Windows XP. I tried this tip that the article gave me, but it did not work.
I can't connect it to my wireless network and it says validating Identity. I have followed lots of advice on this topic from other people having this issue, but nothing seems to work. Every time I change my network authentication to WPA, it changes it to WEP once I try to connect to the wireless network.
I am not sure what to do next as there seems to be something in the computer that is not set up correctly. Then it asks for my Network authetication and the options are Open, shared, or WPA. I went ahead and used no encryption for my router and then the D Link USB adapter was able to connect.
Then it asks for encryption Key and the options are WEP or disabled. I have never seen this before on any of my computers. I am yet to try WEP Encryption with my router to see if that works.
I usually don't go to these settings as it will usually connect as long as you have the right E. I have made sure that "Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication" box unchecked in the Authentication TAB? I think there must be an issue with the router's encryption (WPA) and the USB adapter being able to connect to this encryption.
There could be many problems here but the most basic answer I can give you is that maybe the router and wireless card are not compatible with each other.
There are a few different types like A, B, G and the new one N.
Make sure the router and the card both support the same interface.