I did notice consistency in one building where the people who could not connect had new Dell 6400 laptops and they were trying to connect to 1231 AP's - the new 1242 fixed their issue.
- Wireless Network Connection Properties says Connect using: Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection - From there, I select the Wireless Networks tab, and select the name of my home network under the Preferred Networks section, then select Properties - 3 tabs then say Association, Authentication, Connection - Association tab: Network name (SSID) - then, name of my home wifi network Wireless network key Network Authentication: (Open, Shared, WPA, or WPA-PSK) -- I select WPA-PSK Data encryption: (TKIP or AES) -- I select AES Network key --- I enter the password we use on the Netgear wifi server When I hit the "Connect" button to connect to the network, it will say, "Please wait while Windows connects to the network" then after several seconds, it will say that it has connected, but then will sit there with a yellow star above the 5 green bars showing wifi signal strength, and just to the left of the star it says "Validating identity" and will stay that way indefinitely. The little status icon that's supposed to indicate your wireless network status in the bottom right of the computer screen (in the taskbar) shows a computer with a yellow dot moving back and forth beneath it.
Double click that status icon to pull up Wireless Network Connection Status and it shows Connection Status: Validating identity Network: (name of my home network) Duration: (currently at -- yes "connected" for almost 3 hours, but not actually allowing internet connectivity) Speed 54.0 Mbps Signal Strength: 5 bars Activity Packets: Sent 256 Received 3 Sorry if this is over-detailed, (or maybe I've actually given too few details to solve the problem).
It would be extremely helpful to get my laptop wifi working at home so I can bring some work home a lot easier, especially through the next 2 weeks of holiday season.
We are seeing more and more clients having issues connecting to the internal wireless network.
Recently my computer has become a victim of this too.
When trying to connect, the windows client just hangs at "Validating Identity." I originally thought it was a density issue as when I added AP's to certain areas, it seemed to fix the issue.
There are some areas; however, that only have 5 clients and the issue is still prevalent.
In a few simple steps you can bypass Windows Validation, and the resulting “Limited or No Connectivity” issue on an encrypted connection.
Laptop: - Dell Latitude D610 - Windows XP Professional Desktop (hooked up to home cable internet provider): - Asus Essentio Series - Windows 7 - has Netgear wireless router to allow home wifi network I've had no problems getting my Android phone or my kids' i Pods to access the wifi service at home, so I expected to easily use my laptop on the wifi network. I haven't used my laptop in a while (and never on home wifi network, only set up a few months ago), usually stays plugged in to ethernet at work.
Brought it home today, was going to use home wifi and get some work done.
Wireless Network Connection shows that the laptop is picking up my home wifi network, and shows that it is connected, but continues to say "Validating Identity" and is not allowing me to access wireless services.