Windows xp wifi connection validating identity

If you have the Dell WLAN Utility controlling the connection, uncheck the 'Let this tool manage your wireless connections' box on its Wireless Networks tab, click Apply (you will lose the computer's wireless connection at that point), then OK.

Now open the windows wireless manager (My Network Places, View Network Connections, select the Dell wireless adapter, then click View available wireless networks), select the proper AP from the list, click Connect and configure the connection.

If not then please send me the log below from the machine in question but run the tool when the machine is in range of your router and says it is connected and all of that jive. I got it fixed, using some advice from another forum ( ), the details of which I will paste below.

I was on the internet using a wireless hookup, then im not on the internet and its telling me its trying to "Validate Identity" I don't know what this means or what it needs to Validate and or who's or whats Identity?

This article will help you fix the validation and certificate errors in Windows XP and Vista, every time you connect to your NETGEAR router.

Hello all, 4 APs (Cisco aironet 1130) with overlaping, WPA/TKIP, 802.1x authentication, Protected EAP, MSCHAP v2 without "Automatically use my Windows logon username", hidden SSID, machine authentication is set in PCs registry key HKLM\SW\Microsoft\EAPOL\Pabal, value Auth Mode=2. it's the first step in authenticating a wireless connection on XP/SP2 to RADIUS on Win Server 2003. So we read to documents and perform some tests Logging is on but in the PC logs we dont see any major problems.

PCs: Dell, HP with intel 2200bg, Dell Truemobile 1300 wifi cards Problems: Time to time random PCs lost their connectivity to AP (Some PCs very often, some only once in month, ...). Sometime quickly sometime after 5 mins PC again connect to AP. PCs has latest drivers for wifi card, power management of wifi card is set to the middle (normaly when battery is low it can turn of wifi card). For B/G band you would try to separate them by 5 channels for no adjacent overlap. Second floor AP's Ch 1 Ch 6 First floor AP's Ch 11 Ch 1 Note how the 2 AP's using the same channel are the furthest apart and on different floors. 'Validating Identity' is not exactly an error message...

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