Validating identity on wireless network
Let your router do pppoe and routing, it's really designed for that. It seems that currently, your computer is trying to create a pppoe session (which involves logging in, validating identity etc). Change the wireless settings to create a new wireless ssid that you have not used before.Since the session is currently running (and now, a question – by modem or by the Vista machine? Wireless Network Connection (this is the one trying to validate identity) 1392 Connection (net Adapter) – Connected Thats on the XP machine that has just been reformatted. Open a command prompt and type ipconfig /all Copy and paste the result here. Next enable the security type and settings that you are going to use.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.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.For years I have been using Wndows XP with wireless networks.
The problem is usually caused by XP not being updated or patched to handle WPA/WPA-2. displaylang=en&id=1974 Also, check to see if there is an updated driver for your wireless. If it is SP2, you need to upgrade it to SP3 for best connectivity across all encryption modes. But the other day, when I had this problem, I had downloaded the wireless NIC driver, and was trying to attach to my wireless network so I could run windows updates.Any help would be great Thanks jeremy Edited by jeremy_smitty5, 10 January 2009 - PM. I would certainly ask your brother to use this link before proceeding any further, as we do not assist if the OS is not genuine. ) it can't be created a second time, ISPs don't support that. There should be only "Local Area Connection" there (and/or possibly "Wireless Network Connection"). (copy in a command prompt, just highlight the text with a mouse drag and press enter). Did you run the networking wizard once you reformated and reinstalled the OS. After all of this is done then connect using the wireless connection.Is the network setup for just auto IP configuration. Oh and make sure that the mac address of the wireless card on the xp machine has not been excluded in a mac address filter in the router.