Validating identity netgear
Double check the setting in your router configuration (it should be pretty obvious).
You really want to be running WPA or WPA2 if you can.
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If the setting is "Shared Key" and encryption is WPA or WPA2 you will never be able to connect because WPA doesn't have the right credentials for the shared key and never gets to the stage where it's own credentials can be checked. I set my router to WPA-PSK security and made sure my laptop was reading the same type of security, yet I still get the message of "validating identity" when trying to connect ot the network.
I also get a message in the bottom right tray that says it failed to find a certificate to log me in to the network.
When trying to connect, I would just get the message that my computer was "validating identity" of my network, and it would just never connect.Also, if you see a setting in the router for "Open" or "Shared Key" set it to "Open" for WPA or WPA2.This option doesn't even show up on most routers, but if it's there it is confusing and often set wrong.This article will help you fix the validation and certificate errors in Windows XP and Vista, every time you connect to your NETGEAR router.
Symptoms: After entering the correct network or passphrase for a wireless connection, you see one of the following: To avoid these error messages, you need to manually create or add a wireless network profile.
Ever since then, which was about 3 weeks ago, I have been unable to connect to my wireless connection with my dell.