Wireless connection validating identity message
However, my XP machine has ben sitting on.."Validating identity" for ages.
possible but strange) it was weird, insecure (no NAT firewalling) and unnecessarily complicated.
Then go to "authentification" tab and untick the box saying "Enable IEEE802.1x to the availiable network" and that should solve your problem Graham UKRight, Graham's solution worked for me.
I had been able to connect previously, but the connection would always indicate that it was validating.
Right click on the Wireless connection and do properties. Click on the Preferred Networks tab and remove your network from the list.
When she got it home she said she was getting this error message that her wireless wasn't working.
I took it back to my house and it didn't have any problems connecting to the wireless router.
She can then boot her laptop while the router does what its doing.
Dot beside No for "Require a logon" and then all the way at the bottom, put the dot beside "Use Computer MAC Address" click Apply.