Validating identity on wireless network
Is this a fairly new thing for Windows XP (maybe a service pack or update) or did I just never encounter this for the first few years while using Windows XP?Maybe some fairly recent Windows XP update automatically checks the "Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network" box under the Wireless Network Properties?It doesn't even ask for the password just right to validating identity .He's running xp pro sp3 and as far as i know its an authentic copy.Edit: since you have just reformatted the xp machine.ensure that the wireless drivers are updated to the latest version.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.
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.I changed the settings for the wireless connection from "obtain IP/DNS Automatically" and put in the various addresses...IP – 192.168.1.10Subnet – 255.255.255.0Default Gateway – 192.168.1.1 DNS – 188.8.131.52 I can connect to the wireless network using these settings, but I have no internet...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. It connects fine if there is no password, but as soon as there is a password you get validating identity.