Validating identity problems windows xp
First box says Hardware enabling driver, second box says Software applications. I was happy to see that, when I accessed her wireless network, instead of almost instantly getting the [endless] certificate/Validating routine, I got that familiar opening of the box (Wireless Network Connection) with Type the key, and then click Connect. Disable the computer's wifi adapter and enable the ethernet port and reboot the computer. On the left side you will see "Change order of preferred networks" click on it.
As opposed to deletion and reinstalling, via the device manager, I figured I'd give it a try, updating the Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN. After typing in the Network Key that is on the ARRIS modem, lo & behold, I got an [endless] Acquiring network address. This will get your mom on the interent and you can piddle around with the wifi access at some later time. Then find the network name, click on it, then click "Properties"Go to the second tab "Authentication"Unclick the box "Enable 802.1x authentication for this network"That should fix your problem You asked "why wireless"?
Try to change different security type to see whether you meet the same problem.The SSID can be customized not only to make it easy for you to identify the name of your network but for security reasons as well.If you have connected to various wireless networks before, your computer may have problems connecting wirelessly, especially when the wireless network name (SSID) is the same with the previous ones you have connected to.At the top of the screen, where it says, Choose a wireless network, I get an [endless] Validating identity.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.
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  = 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).