Windows xp wireless stuck on validating identity


28-Jan-2017 14:20

The below guide has been tested on MS Windows XP Professional and is based on Windows' default wireless configuration tool (Wireless Zero Configuration).Screenshots are taken from Professional version thus may slightly differ from other versions (e.g. I had an unsecure network connection so I changed the security settings of my tp-link router from WEP to WAP-TKIP. after that, i changed my network settings to the same WAP-TPIK option. It just says "validating identity" and does not ask for a passkey at all. thanks You want to make sure you are using the same version of WPA on each side.If you are telling me that you are using WPA with a shared key on your router, then you are using WPA - Personal. You want to make sure you are using that option on your computer. You do not want to make sure you are not using WPA-EAP. This version requires a certificate server and a matching certificate on yout computer to connect to the wireless.Secondly you can change the SSID to what you want, and the channel to 1 or 11.Then if your operating system is windowsxp please follow the attachment to have a try.(they sent me a file attachment with the email) If your operating system is vista please refer to

The weird part is that I was using WPA TKIP with the passphrase and it was working fine.If, for any reason, the connection turns to Manual, in order to re-connect, just bring up the available Wireless Network Connection window by double-clicking its icon in the tray bar [4], select eduroam and click on Connect.In order to configure the connection back to Automatic, edit the eduroam profile, go to the Connection tab and check Connect when this network is in range: Figure 14: Setting Automatic connection [1] = If the Wireless Network Connection icon is not present, this may be due to the wireless network manager of your vendor's card taking over from Windows' built-in one (Wireless Zero Configuration).Home Edition, etc.): You have now succesfully configured Windows XP to connect to eduroam network.

In order to connect to eduroam network in future, simply bring up Wireless Network Connection window by double-clicking its icon in the tray bar [4], select eduroam network and click on Connect.

It looks like you are using WPA-EAP on your computer.