Netgear validating identity certificate
The wireless keeps trying to "validating identity" and states it is missing a certificate. The router just had all settings wiped out, there is no security setup, you just did a fresh install of the drivers and it connects at your place. If it doesn't, uninstall the wireless card from Device manager and reboot.
The MAC address of that PC is used by Comcast to get your connection. On the back of the router, there is a reset button.
Most often, the "Validating identity" error message replaces the name of the network you are attempting to access.
Even though upgrading to SP2 did resolve the certificate error message, I still had the Low or Limited Connectivity issue.
Step 6 Select the Connection tab and check the Connect when this network is in range box.
Step 7 Select the Association tab and uncheck the “The key is provided for me automatically” box, then select Network Authentication & Data encryption and type in the Network key according to the wireless settings on your router.
WPA/WPA2 only authenticates when you first connect.
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Yesterday I reformatted a friends computer and reinstalled the OS and other software at my house. I brought her laptop and router to my house and it works fine. I tried to install the disc that came with the router, but it said something like the IP address wasn't static and I needed to imput the blah blah blah. Whatever PC was used when they installed Comcast needs to be connected to the router and the MAC address cloned to the router. It will be slightly inside the router housing so she'll need a paperclip to push it. She can then boot her laptop while the router does what its doing. Dot beside No for "Require a logon" and then all the way at the bottom, put the dot beside "Use Computer MAC Address" click Apply.
Everything was working fine when she picked it up, specifically the wireless. I did a search for this and maybe one of the fixes will work. Here is the manual for her router so if you are doing this over the phone you can see what she is seeing. Unplug the power to the router then plug it back in.
When she got it home she said she was getting this error message that her wireless wasn't working. I took it back to my house and it didn't have any problems connecting to the wireless router. OS- Windows XP SP3 Laptop- Compaq Presario V6000 Wireless Router- Netgear N 150 WNR1000v2 Cable Modem- Arris TM502G Browser IE 8 Thanks. Once the router settles, open another browser window and see if she can surf. If yes unplug the Ethernet from the laptop and try to connect wireless.