Wireless connection validating identity

Apparently this is a fairly common problem with XP, as there is a lot of discussion about this across the Internet.

I haven't found the right fix yet, and am trying to avoid reformatting, which I can do as a last resort.

If you are trying to connect to the 5GHz wifi, there will be a 5g after the last 3 of the routers MAC address.

Note: If your router has multiple ethernet ports, DO NOT use the WAN port to connect a computer.

Hi all, I just signed up (for my elderly mom) with Comcast for their hi-speed Internet service (performance level).

Self-install kit included the ARRIS model TG 862G/CT Wi-Fi tower modem.

Click Manually connects to a wireless network, then click next. Under Information for the wireless network you want to add a) Enter Middlebury College into the Network name field.

Uncheck Varify the server’s identity by validating the certificate, then click the Configure button. Make sure the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any) checkbox is unchecked.

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Also, a third laptop in the house (Vista OS) works fine with the same router that won't work with the two XP laptops. Thank You Very Much, Educated Guess I'd suggest doing this first: 1. When I try to reconnect, it grinds away for 10-15 minutes, saying, "Validating Identity" then I get the "Limited or No Connectivity" message. This unit was recently reformatted, but I haven't run malwarebytes or adaware or anything to see if that would clear it up. As of recently, she was able to use this computer to connect to a neighbor's/friend's secured wireless netowork and another neighbor's/friend's unsecured wireless network.What's really strange, now I noticed, that this problem is occurring with any Network in range on the list. Without actually looking at the system, it is hard to tell exactly the problem but here are 2 general things to explore: Did you by chance install any of the Comcast utilities on her machine?This document will guide you through the process of connecting to the secure wireless network in Windows 7. If you need help setting up your wireless connection you may contact the ITS Helpdesk. Once the wireless tab has opened, select the link marked “Open Network and Sharing Center”. Once the “Network and Sharing Center” windows opens, select the link marked “Set up a new connection or network”. As the “Set Up a New Connection or Network” window pops up select the option marked “Manually connect to a wireless network” and select next. Connection should complete successfully and the wireless icon at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen should show connection status.* Additional installation of Cisco Clean Access and a Anti-Virus Program of your choice will be required before connection can fully complete.- Information on Installing Cisco Clean Access can be found here. For more information about the wireless network, including coverage areas and general information see the Wireless Network Overview. In this window type in your Truman Student ID and then the Password that correlates with this ID (this id and password are also used for campus computers login and Tru View) and select .

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