Wireless router stuck on validating identity

When I try to connect using the windows zero configuration utility it gets stuck validating identity.

It says something about windows not finding a certificate.

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.

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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.

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.

First, click on the wireless icon in your taskbar and under Related Tasks, choose Change advanced settings.

Now click on the Wireless Networks tab and select the network in the list at the bottom.

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