Validating problem wireless
To resolve i went to the manufacturer site and downloaded the latest drivers for the wireless card, and any other drivers i could. I had the same problem with a toshiba satellite p30 running windows xp pro sp3 with an atheros 5004x wireless card.
I tried every solution I could find on the net but nothing worked.
After this remove your router from preferred networks list. I had this problem on a laptop (lenovo) which i reinstalled xp on.
This will allow you to pick your router from available wireless network again, and put in your encryption code. I tried all the other stuff like disabling 802.11 settings under properties blah blah ..nothing worked.
Are you receiving an endless “Validating Identity” connection status when trying to connect to a wireless network.
In a few simple steps you can bypass Windows Validation, and the resulting “Limited or No Connectivity” issue on an encrypted connection.
I had been able to connect previously, but the connection would always indicate that it was validating.
To fix, you go into the properties page of your wireless connection, go to "Wireless Networks" tab and then to Properties of the chosen wireless network you are trying to connect to.- If still unable to connect, restart your machine, and try again.- If still doesn't work, read the manual until you understand what is router is all about. : DRegards, Syed Hi, a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.i tried to follow grahams suggestions but when i entered the network key it says it "should be 40 bits ot 104bits depending on the network configuration, can be enetered in 5 0r 13 ascii characters; 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters...network key is 9 characters.should i do....please help...thanks..marge- Install modem/router with cd provided.- During installation you need to entered/will be provided with the network key- Or you can get the network key via accessing the router using IE.etc On your wireless laptop, go to the wireless network in range- Set the properties to have WPA (TKIP or AES)- Type the network key and try Connect to the wireless network.