Windows xp connecting to wireless network validating identity
I have a laptop with a Dell D630 with Wi Fi power switch on the side.
Because I have a switch to disable the Wifi power, this seemed easier/safer, and it worked. thanks, Solution: remove whatever "preferred networks" are displayed in wireless netwok card's property page, n click ok. happens when u switch to a new router or use a new different SSID.
I just installed a new Linksys ADSL modem/router at home.
On installation, my sons (Vista) machine connected instantly and is running like the clappers. Sly Even if this was working before (on two machines simultaneously?
I thought that at first, perhaps, a virus and/or malware somehow got by and changed/altered the wireless settings, though the antivirus software and Malwarebytes software is up-to-date and is showing no problems. One of these may be doing strange things with the connection. If that does not work it could be a newtork card driver issue. However, before you do that I would advise you to make sure that you have the driver disc for that netcard (or for the notebook if it is an internal Wi Fi netcard), because Windows will often not have built-in drivers for any given netcard.
One way to restore networking, especially wireless, is to go into control panel, system and delete the network card. Since you mentioned that this notebook had previously been setup for multiple wireless profiles, my suggestion would be to delete all existing wireless profiles and see if that allows you to then create a new profile for the Comcast gateway.
Hi all, I just signed up (for my elderly mom) with Comcast for their hi-speed Internet service (performance level).
At the top of the screen, where it says, Choose a wireless network, I get an [endless] Validating identity.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.Edit: since you have just reformatted the xp machine.With wireless networking, you do not have to install cabling to connect the separate computers together and portable computers, such as laptops or notebook computers, can roam around the house or small business office and maintain their connection to the network.Although there are multiple wireless networking technologies available to create wireless networks, this article describes the use of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 standards.